We’re pleased to introduce and welcome Professor Anup Malani, who will be guest blogging with Bill of Health for the month of January. Anup is the Lee and Brena Freeman Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. He is also a Professor at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, a University Fellow at Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C.; a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research; and an editor of the Journal of Law and Economics and the Forum for Health Economics and Policy.
Anup teaches Law & Economics, Health Law, Federal Budget Policy, Food and Drug Law, Insurance Law, Bankruptcy, Contracts and Corporations. His research interests include law and economics (torts, contracts and welfare evaluation of legal rules), health economics and policy (control of infectious disease, medical malpractice and pharmaceutical products liability, conflicts of interest in medical research, valuing innovation, placebo effects, and drug regulation), and corporate law and finance (the role of nonprofit firms and corporate philanthropy). He is currently the principal investigator on a large randomized field study examining the benefits of health insurance in India. He has had research articles published in major law, economics and medical journals, including the Harvard Law Review, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Archives of Internal Medicine. His writing can also be found in popular media, such as Forbes and the Chicago Tribune.
Anup graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 2000. He clerked for the Hon. Stephen F. Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in 2000-2001 and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in 2001-2002. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago’s Department of Economics in 2003. Between 2002 and 2006, Anup was an Associate Professor at the University of Virginia Law School and the Health Evaluation Sciences Department of the University of Virginia Medical School. He was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School in the fall of 2006 and during the 2008-2009 academic year. During the 2008-2009 academic year, he was also the interim faculty director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. He is also on the Board of the American Law & Economics Association.
Some of Anup’s representative works include:
- “Identifying Placebo Effects with Data from Clinical Trials.” 114 Journal of Political Economy 236 (2006).
- “Clinical and Economic Outcomes Attributable to Healthcare-Associated Sepsis and Pneumonia.” Feb. 22 Archives of Internal Medicine (2010) (with Michael Eber, Ramanan Laxminarayan, and Eli N. Perencevich).
- “Surveillance of Disease Outbreaks,” 46 Journal of Human Resources 1 (2011) (with Ramanan Laxminarayan).