David Auerbach is a policy researcher at RAND currently engaged in a number of projects reflecting his interests in primary care, supply of health care providers (particularly nurse practitioners), delivery system reform and health care costs and coverage effects of health reform. He is also on the faculty of the Pardee RAND Graduate School

Before coming to RAND, Auerbach was a Principal Analyst with the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in the Health and Human Resources Division. He was a lead developer of CBO’s health insurance coverage micro-simulation model and was a key member of the team analyzing health reform, which used the model as the foundation for estimates. While at CBO he co-authored CBO papers on geographic variation in health care spending and the price elasticity of demand for non-group health insurance, the latter which was later published in the journal Inquiry (2006). Auerbach is also an external adjunct faculty member of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies at Vanderbilt University and has co-written numerous journal articles and a book (The Future of the Nursing Workforce in the United States) on the health workforce over the last decade. He received his Ph.D. in Health Policy (economics concentration) from Harvard University in 2002 and has undergraduate and Master’s degrees from MIT (chemistry, technology and policy) and a Master’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley (chemistry).

Recent Posts by David Auerbach

Health Care Cost Growth Is Hurting Middle-Class Families

In the September, 2011 issue of Health Affairs, we examined the impact of a decade of health care cost growth on the income of a typical, median-income family of four with employer-sponsored health insurance. To recap, between 1999 and 2009, the middle-class family’s nominal monthly income...