Research Interests:Competition among health care providers and mergers among hospitals and HMOs; health economics and health insurance
Roger Feldman received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Rochester. He specializes in applying economic theory to health services research. Dr. Feldman is a regular contributor and referee of articles in major professional journals, and serves as consultant to national agencies such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Congressional Budget Office. In 1984 – 1985, he served as senior staff economist for health policy and economics on the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. From 1988 to 1992, he directed the HCFA Research Center funded by the Health Care Financing Administration. He teaches advanced health economics.
- PhD, Economics, University of Rochester, 1976
- MS, Economics, Marshall Scholar, London School of Economics, 1969
- BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1967
Blue Cross Professor of Health Insurance and Professor of Economics, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1995-present Interim Division Head, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 2004-2005 Professor, Associate, and Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1978 – 1995 Visiting Professor, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, 1993 Senior Economist, President’s Council of Economic Advisors, 1984 – 1985 Assistant Professor of Economics and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Administration, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1976 – 1978
Two “Annual Research Awards” from the National Institute for Health Care Management: 2000: Kralewski, John E., Eugene C. Rich, Roger Feldman, Bryan E. Dowd, Terence Bernhardt, Christopher Johnson, and William Gold, “The Effects of Medical Group Practice and Physician Payment Methods on Costs of Care,” Health Services Research, 35:2 (August, 2000), pp. 591-613. 1995: Wholey, Douglas, Roger Feldman, and Jon B. Christianson, “The Effect of Market Structure on HMO Premiums,” Journal of Health Economics, 14:1 (May, 1995), pp. 81-105. Two “Article of the Year Awards” from the Association for Health Services Research: 2000: Kralewski, et al., op cit. 1993: Feldman, Roger, Greg Gifford and Bryan Dowd, “Effect of HMOs on Premiums in Employment-Based Health Plans,” Health Services Research, 27:6 (February, 1993), pp. 779-811. Marshall Scholar, London School of Economics, 1967-69
- Abraham, Jean M., Roger Feldman, John A. Nyman, and Nathan Barleen, “What Factors Influence Participation in an Exercise-Focused Employer-Based Wellness Program?” Inquiry, 48:3(2011), 221-241.
- Town, Robert, Roger Feldman, and John Kralewski, “Market Power and Contract Form: Evidence from Physician Group Practices,” International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, 11:2(2011),115-132.
- Coulam, Robert, Roger Feldman, and Bryan Dowd, “Competitive Pricing and the Challenge of Cost Control in Medicare,” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 36:4(2011),649-689.
- Jung, Kyoungrae, Roger Feldman, and Dennis Scanlon, “Where Would You Go for Your Next Hospitalization?” Journal of Health Economics, 30:4(2011),832-841.
- Forte, Mary L., Roger Feldman, Robert L. Kane, and Marc F. Swiontkowski, “Provider Factors Associated with the Intramedullary Nail Use for Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures,” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 92 (November, 2010), 2619-2620.
- Jonk, Yvonne, Heidi O’Connor, Tamara Schult, Andrea Cutting, Roger Feldman, Diane Cowper Ripley, and Bryan Dowd, “Using the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey to Conduct Research on Medicare-Eligible Veterans,” Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 47:8 (2010), 797-814.
- Parente, Stephen T., Roger Feldman, Jean Abraham, and Xi Yu, “Consumer Response to a National Marketplace for Individual Health Insurance,” Journal of Risk and Insurance, 2010; doi: 10.1111/j.1539-6975.2010.01393.x.
- Abraham, Jean Marie and Roger Feldman, “What Will Happen If Employers Drop Health Insurance? A Simulation of Employees’ Willingness to Purchase Insurance in the Individual Market,” National Tax Journal, 63 (2010), 191-213.
- Parente, Stephen T., Roger Feldman, and Xi Yu, “Impact of Full Replacement with Consumer Driven Health Plans on Health Care Cost and Use of Preventive Services,” Insurance Markets and Companies: Analyses and Actuarial Computations, 1:1 (2010), 56-66.
- Feldman, Roger and Stephen T. Parente, “Enrollee Incentives in Consumer Directed Health Plans: Spend Now or Save for Later?” Forum for Health Economics and Policy, 2010; http://www.bepress.com/fhep.
- Forte, Mary L., Beth A. Virnig, Lynn E. Eberly, Marc Swiontkowski, Roger Feldman, Mohit Bhandari, and Robert L. Kane, “Provider Factors Associated with the Intramedullary Nail Use for Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures,” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 92 (May, 2010), 1105-1114.
- Abraham, Jean Marie and Roger Feldman, “Taking Up or Turning Down: New Estimates of Worker Demand for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance,” Inquiry, 47:1 (Spring, 2010), 17-32.
- Forte, Mary L., Beth A. Virnig, Marc F. Swiontkowski, Mohit Bhandari, Roger Feldman, Lynn E. Eberly, and Robert L. Lane, “Ninety-day Intertrochanteric Hip Fracture Mortality: Does Provider Volume Matter?” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 92 (2010), 799-806.
- Rosen, Bruce, Shuli Brammli-Greenberg, Revital Gross, and Roger Feldman, “When Co-Payments for Physician Visits Affect Supply as Well as Demand: Findings from a Natural Experiment in Israel’s National Health Insurance System,” International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 2010; doi:10.1002/hpm.1039.