Jonathan Skinner is the James O. Freedman Presidential Professor in Economics at Dartmouth College and a professor at the Geisel School of Medicine’s Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.


Skinner’s research interests include the economics of government transfer programs, technology growth and disparities in health care, and the savings behavior of aging baby boomers. He is currently director of the Aging Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and a member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the IOM). He was associate editor of the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, and the editor of the Journal of Human Resources. Skinner received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from UCLA, and a B.A. in political science and economics from the University of Rochester. He has also taught at the University of Virginia, the University of Washington, Stanford University, and Harvard University.