Daniel P. Kessler

Keith and Jan Hurlbut Senior Fellow
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Daniel Kessler is the Keith and Jan Hurlbut Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, where he teaches courses on economics, public policy, and the health care industry. He is also a professor at the Stanford Law School and a professor, by courtesy, of health research and policy in the School of Medicine.

Among his publications are, with Mark McClellan, “The Effect of Hospital Ownership on Medical Productivity,” in the RAND Journal of Economics (2002), and “Designing Hospital Antitrust Policy to Promote Social Welfare,” which appeared in Frontiers in Health Policy Research. His books include a forthcoming second edition of Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Five Steps to a Better Health Care System (Hoover Institution Press, 2011), coauthored with Leonard and Shirley Ely Senior Fellow John Cogan and R. Glenn Hubbard, and Regulation versus Litigation: Perspectives from Economics and Law (University of Chicago Press, 2010).

He is the holder of a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a JD from Stanford Law School.

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Analysis and Commentary

Voters on ObamaCare: Informed and Opposed

by David Brady, Daniel P. Kessler, Douglas Riversvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, October 15, 2010

A new poll shows that opposition to the individual mandate is intense...

Healthy Skepticism

by David Brady, Daniel P. Kessler, Douglas Riversvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A portent for November: very few of the Americans who disliked
comprehensive health care reform a few months ago like it any better
now.

The Effect of Medicare on The Disabled On The Market For Private Insurance

The Effect of Medicare on The Disabled On The Market For Private Insurance

by John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, Daniel P. Kesslervia Journal of Health Economics
Monday, July 12, 2010

John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, and Daniel P. Kessler, “The Effect of Medicare on The Disabled On The Market For Private Insurance”. Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 29, pgs. 418–425, 2010.

Analysis and Commentary

ObamaCare and the Independent Vote

by David Brady, Daniel P. Kessler, Douglas Riversvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, June 19, 2010

Voter opposition hasn't changed, and it could be decisive in November...

Where radical changes are unpopular, there is no such thing as a safe seat. By David W. Brady, Daniel P. Kessler, and Douglas Rivers.

This Wasn’t in the Plan . . .

by David Brady, Daniel P. Kessler, Douglas Riversvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Where radical changes are unpopular, there is no such thing as a safe seat. By David W. Brady, Daniel P. Kessler, and Douglas Rivers.

Why is Health Reform So Difficult?

by David Brady, Daniel P. Kesslervia Economics Working Papers
Thursday, April 1, 2010

Economics Working Paper WP10103

Analysis and Commentary

A Better Way to Reform Health Care

by John F. Cogan, Daniel P. Kesslervia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Today, President Obama will host members of Congress from both political parties at the White House to discuss health reform. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Health Care Is Hurting Democrats

by David Brady, Daniel P. Kessler, Douglas Riversvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New polling data show that voters know exactly where candidates stand. . . .

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