Gail Wilensky Professor of Applied Economics and Public Policy
Department of Economics
Gail Wilensky Professor of Applied Economics and Public Policy, Professor of Economics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Professor of Pulic Policy, Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy, Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center and Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
Professor Kowalski’s recent research analyzes experiments and clinical trials with the goal of designing policies to target insurance expansions and medical treatments to individuals who stand to benefit from them the most. Her research has also explored the impact of previous Medicaid expansions, the Affordable Care Act, the Massachusetts health reform of 2006, and employer-sponsored health insurance plans. She has also used cutting-edge techniques to estimate the value of medical spending on at-risk newborns.