Jason Huh

Undergraduate Program Director and Assistant Professor, Economics

Dr. Huh joined the faculty of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as an Assistant Professor of Economics in Fall 2017. His research interests include health economics and public policy.  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.

Dr. Huh teaches Health Economics and Policy (ECON 4170/6170) and Econometric Methods for Big Data (ECON 4280/6280).



Ph.D., University of Illinois

Select Works
  • “Teenage Driving, Mortality, and Risky Behaviors” (with Julian Reif), American Economic Review: Insights, forthcoming.
  • “Medicaid Physician Fees and Access to Care among Children with Special Health Care Needs” (with Pinka Chatterji and Sandra Decker), Review of Economics of the Household, forthcoming.
  • “The Effect of ACA Medicaid Expansions on Foster Care Admissions” (with Louis-Philippe Beland and Dongwoo Kim), Health Economics, November 2021, 30(11): 2943-2951.
  • “Medicaid and Provider Supply”, Journal of Public Economics, August 2021, 200: 104430.
  • “Did Medicare Part D Reduce Mortality?” (with Julian Reif), Journal of Health Economics, May 2017, 53: 17-37.