Sean Nicholson

Assistant Professor of Health Care Systems, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997; MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995; AB, Dartmouth College, 1986

Academic Positions Held
Wharton: 1997-present.

Other Positions
Management consultant, APM, Inc., 1986-90; Adjunct faculty member, Advisory Board Company, 1991-97 Research Areas
Health care; health economics; physician specialty choice; physician and hospital reimbursement

Current Projects

Determinants and accuracy of income expectations. Determinants of deal values between biotech and pharmaceutical companies. The impact of health on productivity and firm profits.

Representative Publications

(with B. Kreider) "Health Insurance and the Homeless." Health Economics 6 (1997).

(with M. Pauly, L. Burns, A. Baumritter, and D. Asch) "Measuring Community Benefits Provided by For-Profit and Nonprofit Hospitals." Health Affairs (November/December 2000).

(with M. Pauly) "The Managed Care Backlash: Adverse Consequences of Adverse Selection." Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 24 (1999).

Biography taken from the Wharton faculty website