Martin S. Gaynor

Director
Bureau of Economics
Email Address:
mgaynor@ftc.gov

Selected Publications

  • "Analysis of Hospital Production: An Output Index Approach," with Samuel Kleiner and William B. Vogt, Journal of Applied Econometrics, forthcoming.
  • "Death by Market Power: Reform, Competition and Patient Outcomes in the National Health Service," with Rodrigo Moreno-Serra and Carol Propper, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2013.
  • "A Structural Approach to Market Definition: An Application to the Hospital Industry," with Samuel Kleiner and William B. Vogt, Journal of Industrial Economics, 2013.
  • "Can Governments Do It Better? Merger Mania and Hospital Outcomes in England," with Mauro Laudicella and Carol Propper, Journal of Health Economics, 2012.
  • "The Effect of Hospital Nurse Staffing on Patient Health Outcomes: Evidence from California's Minimum Staffing Regulation," with Andrew Cook, Mel Stephens, and Lowell Taylor, Journal of Health Economics, 2012.
  • "Can Competition Improve Outcomes in UK Health Care? Lessons From The Past Two Decades," with Rodrigo Moreno-Serra and Carol Propper, Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, forthcoming.
  • "Competition in Health Care Markets," with Robert J. Town, Handbook of Health Economics, Vol. 2, 2012.
  • "Entry and Competition in Local Hospital Markets," with Jean Abraham and William B. Vogt, Journal of Industrial Economics, 2007.
  • "Physician Incentives in Health Maintenance Organizations," with James B. Rebitzer and Lowell J. Taylor, Journal of Political Economy, 2004.
  • "Competition Among Hospitals," with William B. Vogt, RAND Journal of Economics, 2003.
  • "Are Invisible Hands Good Hands? Moral Hazard, Competition, and the 2nd Best in Health Care Markets," with Deborah Haas-Wilson and William B. Vogt, Journal of Political Economy, 2000.

Education

Northwestern University
PhD Economics
1983
Northwestern University
MA Economics
1979
University of California, San Diego
BA Economics
1977

Fields of Interest

  • Health Economics
  • Industrial Organization

Professional Experience

Director, Bureau of Economics
Federal Trade Commission
2013-present

E.J. Barone Chair Professor of Economics and Health Policy
Carnegie Mellon University
1998-present

Research Associate
National Bureau of Economic Research
1990-present

Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins University
1994-1995

Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins University
1988-1994

Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Arlington
1983-1986

Assistant Professor
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
1981-1982