Katherine Baicker, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor, Harris School of Public Policy
University of Chicago
Katherine Baicker, Ph.D., is the Dean of the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. She is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She was elected to the Eli Lilly and Company board of directors in 2011.
Baicker received a bachelor of arts degree in economics, magna cum laude, from Yale University in 1993, and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1998.
Before serving at the University of Chicago, she was the C. Boyden Gray professor of health economics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she now holds an appointment as an adjunct professor. From 1998 to 2005, Baicker was assistant professor and associate professor of economics at Dartmouth College.
From 2005 to 2007, she served as a Senate-confirmed member of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President, where she played a leading role in the development of health policy. Baicker serves on the Panel of Health Advisers to the Congressional Budget Office and on the editorial boards of Health Affairs and the Journal of Health Economics. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. She has served as a commissioner on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, chair of the Group Insurance Commission of Massachusetts, chair of the board of directors of Academy Health, and chair of the Social Sciences and Population Studies study section of the National Institutes of Health.