2018, No. 1
NBER Profile: Matthew Notowidigdo
Matthew Notowidigdo is an associate professor of economics at Northwestern University and a research associate in the NBER's health care, labor studies, and public economics programs.
Dr. Notowidigdo's research spans a broad set of topics in health and labor economics. His work in health economics has explored the effects of public health insurance on labor supply, the effects of health on the marginal utility of consumption, and the effects of income on health spending. He is currently studying Medicaid managed care with Dr. Craig Garthwaite. Within labor economics, he has studied unemployment insurance and long-term unemployment.
Professor Notowidigdo is coeditor of the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy and an associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics. He is a faculty fellow at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern. He has worked as a consultant for the Boston Red Sox and the Miami Dolphins.
Notowidigdo earned a Ph.D. in Economics, Masters in Engineering, and a B.S. in Computer Science and Economics, all from MIT. Prior to joining the faculty at Northwestern, he taught at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
In his free time, Notowidigdo plays golf and enjoys Chicago's incredible dining scene.