About

jonskinner

Jonathan S. Skinner is a James O. Freedman Presidential Professor in the Department of Economics, Dartmouth College and a professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, where he works in the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. He is also a research associate and Director of the Aging Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in Cambridge, MA, and a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

His research interests include the economics of government transfer programs, technology growth and disparities in health care, and savings behavior of aging baby boomers. Before moving to Dartmouth, he taught at the University of Virginia, University of Washington, Stanford University, and Harvard University. Professor Skinner received a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Rochester, NY, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Photo credit: Jon Gilbert Fox

In the News:

New York Times: The Upshot, 2/13/17, Austin Frakt and Jonathan Skinner, The Puzzling Popularity of Back Surgery in Certain Regions

Vox, 12/13/16, Jonathan Skinner, These Maps Show How Americans Are Dying Younger. It’s Not Just the Opioid Epidemic.

USA Today, 12/8/16, Jonathan Skinner, Dying Younger: U.S. Life Expectancy ‘a Real Problem’