Joseph P. Newhouse
Joseph Newhouse is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Policy and Management at Harvard University, director of the Division of Health Policy Research and Education, chair of the Committee on Higher Degrees in Health Policy, and director
of the Interfaculty Initiative in Health Policy. He is a member of the faculties of the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Medical School, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He is also a faculty research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Newhouse spent the first 20 years of his career at RAND, where he designed and directed the RAND Health Insurance Experiment. From 1981 to 1985 he was head of the RAND Economics Department.
In 1981 he became the founding editor of the Journal of Health Economics. He is a current member of the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 1977 and is an elected fellow of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Newhouse is also a member of the CBO Board of Health Advisers and the Comptroller General's Advisory Committee. He currently serves on the Committee on National Statistics and on the Science, Technology, and Economic Policy boards of the National Research Council. He is a director of Aetna, Abt Associates, and the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
He received BA and PhD degrees in economics from Harvard University and was a Fulbright Scholar in Germany.