Michael Grossman

Michael Grossman, professor emeritus
  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Economics
  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Business

Research Interests

  • Health Economics


  • Ph.D., Columbia University

Distinguished Professor Michael Grossman serves on the doctoral faculty in economics and business and as New York Office director, Health Economics Program director, and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is the author of five books, sixty-four journal articles, and thirty-five book chapters. His current research deals with the determinants of childhood obesity, the effects of insurance and quality on hospital prices for cancer surgery, racial and ethnic differences in physical activity, moral hazard in less invasive surgical technology for coronary artery disease, and neuroeconomics and alcohol control policies.
Grossman is a coeditor of the Review of Economics of the Household, an associate editor of the Journal of Health Economics, an associated editor of the Journal of Human Capital, a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, past president of the Eastern Economic Association, and past president of the American Society of Health Economists. He is listed in the 2003 edition of Who’s Who in Economics. His current research is funded by grants from the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Nursing Research, the National Institute on Aging, and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. He has served as the sponsor and chair of 105 completed Ph.D. dissertations and as a committee member of an additional 157 completed Ph.D. dissertations. He is the inaugural recipient of the Victor Fuchs Award for lifetime contributions to the field of health economics, presented by the American Society of Health Economists in 2008. He also is Honorary Director of the Nankai-Grossman Center for Health Economics and Medical Insurance at Nankai University in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China.