USC Price School of Public Policy

Alice Chen

Assistant Professor

Verna & Peter Dauterive Hall (VPD) 212D
635 Downey Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089-3333


PhD in Business Economics

University of Chicago


Health economics, labor economics, applied microeconomics

Biographical sketch

Alice Chen is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. Her research examines provider responses to financial incentives and changes in health care organization. She also studies the intersection between health and labor markets. Dr. Chen’s dissertation considered how physicians respond to changes in Medicaid payment and eligibility, and it was awarded the American Society of Health Economist’s Biennial Student Paper Award.

Prior to earning her MBA and PhD in business economics from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Dr. Chen graduated with an AB and SM in applied math from Harvard. Her work has been cited in major media outlets, including Business Week, CBS News, Forbes, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post.

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