Dhaval Dave is an Associate Professor of economics at the Bentley University in Waltham and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA, USA. He was also a John M. Olin Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, after completing his Ph.D. study in the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New York, NY, USA. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Columbia University, New York, and at the Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. His research broadly focuses on the analysis of health and social policy and on the determinants of health and human capital. Specifically, his research relates to five primary areas: (1) economics of substance abuse, (2) intersection of labor market behaviors and health behaviors and outcomes, (3) effects of public insurance and other health/social policy on health behaviors and outcomes, (4) economics of advertising in healthcare markets, and (5) health production functions. Dave has published in leading peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Health Economics, and Economic Inquiry, and his research has also been featured in various popular media including the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, US News and World Report, TIME Magazine, and television and radio networks.
Biography Updated on 20 March 2012