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. Julius' research and work with Wharton faculty are in health care delivery models, organizational economics, and physician decision making. His dissertation investigates how patient demand and cost of care respond to a shock in primary care access, which occurs when an onsite clinic opens at the place of work. This fall, Julius will be a Research Associate in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.