Kate Ho is an Associate Professor of Economics at Columbia University. Her research focuses on the industrial organization of the medical care market. Recent studies include an analysis of physician responses to financial incentives when referring patients to hospital, an investigation of the impact of insurer-hospital price bargaining on hospital investment incentives, and an analysis of the role of employers as agents choosing the menu of health plans to offer to their employees. Her work has been published in top journals such as the American Economic Review and recognized by the International Health Economics Association (which voted her the Arrow Award for best paper published in 2009) and the Journal of Applied Econometrics (the Stone Prize for best paper in 2006/7). She has a PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University and an M.A. in Mathematics from Cambridge University. Prior to her academic career she spent four years as private secretary to the Minister of State for Health in the UK.
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