Alexander Olssen

Alexander Olssen
  • Assistant Professor of Health Care Management

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  • office Address:

    Colonial Penn Center
    3641 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research Interests: Health economics, industrial organization, applied econometrics, drug pricing

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Alex Olssen is an Assistant Professor of Health Care Management at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests are in health economics and industrial organization. His research examines the determinants of drug prices for elderly Americans with a focus on insurer behavior and price negotiations.

Prior to joining Wharton, he received his PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to that, he worked as a Pre-Doctoral Fellow at Opportunity Insights and received his Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the Australian National University, and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics from Victoria University of Wellington.

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