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Jonathan Gruber

2008 Conference Co-Chair

Jonathan Gruber, one of three co-chairs of the 2008 NASI conference, is a professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has taught since 1992. He is a member of the board of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector and the Director of the Program on Children at the National Bureau of Economic Research, where he is a Research Associate. He is a co-editor of the Journal of Public Economics, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Health Economics. 


According to Peter Diamond, a founding NASI member and Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Jon is a prolific, creative scholar who cares about public policy. He combines academic insight with genuine hands-on experience when approaching policy issues.” 

Gruber has received an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, a FIRST award from the National Institute on Aging, and the Kenneth Arrow Award for the Best Paper in Health Economics in 1994. He was also one of 15 scientists nationwide to receive the Presidential Faculty Fellow Award from the National Science Foundation in 1995. During the 1997-1998 academic year, Gruber was on leave as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the Treasury Department. Gruber was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2005, and in 2006 he received the American Society of Health Economists Inaugural Medal for the best health economist in the nation aged 40 and under.