Research Interests: health economics, applied microeconomics, consumer behavior, health care organizational and delivery models, physician practice patterns
Julius Chen, BA, MS is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the Health Care Management Department at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. Julius holds a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated with highest honors and Phi Beta Kappa. Julius has worked on health policy at both the national and state levels; he spent a summer at The Heritage Foundation and served as a Legislative Aide and Senate Fellow for the California State Senate. In collaboration with faculty at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, Julius has investigated the impact of educational attainment on ability to self-manage chronic conditions. His current research and work with Wharton faculty are in consumer demand and preferences, organizational economics, and physician decision making.