The award recognizes the best published health economics research in econometric methodology or econometric application
Amanda Kowalski, Ph.D., professor of economics, is the recipient of the 2023 American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon) Willard G. Manning Memorial Award for the Best Research in Health Econometrics.
The award recognizes the development of econometric methods used in health economics important to help solce problems in health and healthcare.
In interview in ASHEcon's newsletter, she said, "I have been interested in health for a long time because I thought that I wanted to be a doctor, but I did not have any exposure to economics. I did not start to consider an economics Ph.D. until the fall of my junior year of college. I was taking my first small economics course, and the professor, Ben Friedman, encouraged me and exposed me to the research process. I will also always remember a very helpful conversation with David Cutler in which he helped me to realize that I was more drawn to helping people at a population level through health economics than I was to helping people one-on-one through patient care."