Jonathan Kolstad is an Associate Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is also the co-director of the Health Initiative at the UC Bekeley Opportunity Lab.
Kolstad is an economist whose research interests lie at the intersection of health economics, industrial organization and public economics. He is particularly interested in finding new models and unique data that can account for the complexity of markets in health care, notably the role of information asymmetries and incentives.
He has studied the impact of quality information on demand as well as intrinsic surgeon incentives. In a series of papers he has evaluated the impact of the Massachusetts health insurance expansion on a variety of outcomes. He has also gathered unique data to understand the role of information frictions in consumer decision making in insurance markets and on medical treatments.
Kolstad received his PhD from Harvard University and BA from Stanford University.