Dr. Huh joined the faculty of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as an Assistant Professor of Economics in Fall 2017. His current work examines how government insurance programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, may help improve people's access to health care services and health outcomes. His work focuses on the supply side of the market and how providers respond to health policy interventions. This line of research provides policy-makers with important evaluations of the costs and benefits of different types of policies and regulations in the United States.
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.A., Swarthmore College
Dr. Huh currently teaches Health Economics & Policy (ECON 4170/6170) and Economic Data Analysis & Applications (ECON 2100).
Health Economics and Policy (ECON 4170/6170)
Examine various facets of the healthcare industry. Application of microeconomic theory and tools will be used to: analyze healthcare demand and supply; examine the impact of public policies; study market segments such as health insurance and pharmaceuticals; explore economic choices of healthcare professionals; identify potential socioeconomic and demographic determinants of health status and healthcare; and gain insights into issues related to the ongoing healthcare policy reform.
Economic Data Analysis and Applications (ECON 2100)
This course provides an introduction to economic data and analysis. There will be an emphasis on applications using data that pertain to various areas of economics, such as labor market, technology-related markets, economics of climate change, and healthcare sector. Students will learn basic statistical methods to analyze data and interpret current economic and policy issues.
The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. Jason Huh has 5 indexed publications in the subjects of Economics, Econometrics and Finance, Medicine, and Social Sciences.