Research Interests: health economics, applied microeconomics, consumer behavior, health care organizational and delivery models, physician practice patterns
Julius Chen, BA, MS is a doctoral candidate in the Health Care Management Department at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He currently holds the position of Research Associate in Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. 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 responds when a new provider enters the market for medical care and offers services at a lower time cost to consumers; this occurs when an onsite health clinic opens at the place of work.