Mark Duggan

Trione Director of Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics
Academic Council Faculty

Mark Duggan is The Trione Director of SIEPR and The Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics at Stanford University.

Professor Duggan's research focuses on the health care sector and also on the effects of government expenditure programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid on the behavior of individuals and firms. Some of his more recent research is exploring the effect of federal disability programs on the labor market and of the Affordable Care Act on the labor market and health care costs. His research has been published in leading academic journals including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics and has been featured in many media outlets including The Economist, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.


Related News

SIEPR Director Mark Duggan writes in The Hill that the Congressional Budget Office forecasts Social Security will run a deficit of $120 billion this year and if policymakers do not act soon, Social Security will be fully depleted by 2032.
Many consider Texas to be among the most independent and fiscally responsible states in the nation, but during the past year, an explosion of unemployment benefits and possible overpayments have left the state $6.6 billion in debt to the federal government.
California's Unemployment Insurance program is $19 billion in debt and ranked last among all 50 states. Read the op-ed.
The confirmation of a new VA secretary provides our nation with an excellent opportunity to embark on an ambitious reform effort to better serve America’s 18 million veterans and their families. Read the article.



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Research Interests

Field of Interest
Health Care Sector
Government Expenditure Programs