Thomas Koch

Thomas G. Koch

Economist
Division:
Antitrust
Phone:
(202) 326-3183
Email Address:
tkoch@ftc.gov

Selected Publications

  • "Physician market structure, patient outcomes, and spending: an examination of Medicare beneficiaries," with Brett Wendling and Nathan Wilson, Health Services Research, 2018.
  • "How vertical integration affects the quantity and cost of care for Medicare beneficiaries," with Brett Wendling and Nathan Wilson, Journal of Health Economics, 2017.
  • "Taking versus taxing: an analysis of conscription in a private information economy," with Javier Birchenall, Public Choice, 2016.
  • "All internal in the family? Measuring spillovers from public health insurance," Journal of Human Resources, 2015.
  • "'Gallantry in Action': Evidence of Advantageous Selection in a Voluntary Army," Journal of Law and Economics, 2015.
  • "Bankruptcy, medical insurance, and a law with unintended consequences," Health Economics, 2014.
  • "One pool to insure them all? Age, risk and the price (s) of medical insurance," International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2014.
  • "Bankruptcy, Medical Insurance and a Law with Unintended Consequences," Health Economics, 2014.
  • "Using RD Design to Understand Heterogeneity in Health Insurance Crowd-Out," Journal of Health Economics, 2013.
  • "Pound Wise and Penny Foolish? Weight Loss and The Dynamics of Health Care Spending," BE Forum for Health Economics & Policy, 2011.
  • "What Fills the Gaps Left by Employer-Provided Insurance?," Journal of Labor Research, 2009.

Selected Casework

Education

University of Texas at Austin
PhD Economics
2007
University of Texas at Austin
MA Economics
2004
University of Virginia
BA Economics and Foreign Affairs
2002

Fields of Interest

  • Health
  • Labor
  • Risk and Uncertainty
  • Antitrust
  • Petroleum

Professional Experience

Economist
Federal Trade Commission
2011-present

Lecturer
University of California, Santa Barbara
2007-2011