Julius Chen

Julius Chen

Julius Chen

Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management


722 West 168th Street, Room 484
New York NY 10032
(212) 304-7477
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Julius L. Chen, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. Before joining the Columbia faculty, he was a Research Associate in Health Care Policy at Harvard University. Dr. Chen's research interests are in health economics, health policy, and applied microeconomics. He utilizes empirical microeconomics to evaluate strategies designed to improve the production and financing of health care. In particular, his current work studies innovation in health care delivery, insurer behavior in the Medicare Advantage market, and alternative payment models (e.g., episode-based payment). Dr. Chen received his PhD and MS in applied economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his BA in economics with highest honors and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley. From 2010-2011, he served as a California Senate Fellow and worked on health policy issues at the state level.



PhD, 2016, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
MS, 2013, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
BA, 2010, University of California, Berkeley

Columbia Affiliations

Faculty Member, Columbia Population Research Center

Other Affiliations

Member, American Economic Association
Member, American Society of Health Economists
Member, International Health Economics Association
Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania (2014-2016)

Areas of Expertise

Healthcare Economics, Healthcare Financing, Healthcare Insurance, Healthcare Management, Healthcare Policy, Medicaid/Medicare, Workplace Health

Select Publications

Chen JL, Hicks AL, Chernew ME. Prices for Physician Services in Medicare Advantage versus Traditional Medicare. American Journal of Managed Care. 2018;24(7):341-344.

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