Speaker's BiographyTomas Philipson
Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Daniel Levin Professor of Public Policy Studies, Irving B Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago
Tomas Philipson is the Daniel Levin Professor of Public Policy Studies in the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago. A senior fellow of the Milken Institute, he is also founding partner of Precision Health Economics. Previously he was a visiting faculty member at Yale University and a visiting fellow at the World Bank. Philipson, a senior health-care advisor for Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, served as senior economic advisor to the head of the FDA and later to the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The two-time winner of the Kenneth Arrow Award of the International Health Economics Association, Philipson is a co-editor of the journal Forums for Health Economics & Policy and sits on the editorial board of Health Economics and The European Journal of Health Economics. He holds a bachelor's degree from Sweden's Uppsala University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.