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Guy David, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Health Care Management and Medicine, the Wharton School and the Perelman School of Medicine
  • Email: gdavid2@wharton.upenn.edu


Dr. David is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Care Management, Wharton School and the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, the Director of the Doctoral Program in Health Care Management and Economics, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the Director of Education at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania. In addition, Dr. David is an associate editor of the American Journal of Health Economics and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Health Economics and Management. Dr. David’s research interests include: the dynamics of mixed-ownership competition in health care markets; antitrust and tax treatment of nonprofit providers, regulation, competition and integration in the home health care industry; privatization and organization of emergency medical services; organizational and individual learning and forgetting in health care; physician specialization, reputation, technology adoption and patient selection; welfare effects of specialty hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers; the organization of primary care, and the effects of pharmaceutical marketing, promotion, and regulation on drug safety. Dr. David received his B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Tel Aviv University, and his Ph.D. in Business Economics from the University of Chicago. Dr. David teaches undergraduate, MBA and PhD courses in Health Economics and Health Care Delivery at Wharton.

Selected Publications

David G, Gunnarsson C, Saynisch P, Chawla R, Nigam S:

2015. “Do Patient-Centered Medical Homes Reduce Emergency Department Visits?” Health Services Research. 50:2, pp. 418-439, April 2015.

David G, Lindrooth R, Helmchen L, Burns L:

2014. “Do Hospitals Cross Subsidize?” Journal of Health Economics. September, Vol. 37, pp 198-218.

Polsky D, David G, Yang J, Kinosian B, Werner R:

2014. “The Effect of Entry Regulation in the Health Care Sector: the Case of Home Health," Journal of Public Economics. February 2014, Vol. 110, pp. 1–14.

David G, Rawley E, Polsky D:

2013. “Integration and Task Allocation: Evidence from Patient Care", Journal of Economics and Management Strategy. Fall 2013, Vol. 22(3), pp. 617–639.

Brachet T, David G, Drechsler A:

2012. “The Effect of Shift Structure on Performance”, American Economic Journal – Applied Economics, April 2012, Vol. 4(2), pp. 219-246.

David G, Brachet T:

2011. “On the Determinants of Organizational Forgetting", American Economic Journal – Microeconomics, August 2011, Vol. 3(3), pp. 100-123.

David G, Neuman M:

2011. “Physician Division of Labor and Patient Selection for Outpatient Procedures", Journal of Health Economics. March 2011, Vol. 30(2), pp. 381-391.

David G, Markowitz S, Richards-Shubik S:

2010. “The Effects of Pharmaceutical Marketing and Promotion on Adverse Drug Events and Regulation", American Economic Journal – Economic Policy, November 2010, Vol. 2(4), pp 1-25 (lead article).

David G, Harrington S:

2010. “Population Density and Racial Differences in the Performance of Emergency Medical Services", Journal of Health Economics , July 2010, Vol. 29(4), pp. 603-615.

David G, Brachet T:

2009. “Retention, Learning by Doing, and Performance in Emergency Medical Services", Health Services Research, June 2009, Vol. 44(3), pp 902-925.


University of Chicago, PhD, Business Economics

Tel-Aviv University, MA, Economics