Laurence C. Baker

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Laurence C. Baker at Stanford University

Laurence C. Baker, PhD

  • Bing Professor of Human Biology
  • Professor, Health Policy
  • Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
  • Professor, Economics (by courtesy)
  • Director, Medical Student Research & Scholarship

Encina Commons Room 118,
615 Crothers Way,
Stanford, CA 94305-6006

(650) 723-4098 (voice)
(650) 723-1919 (fax)


Laurence Baker is Professor of Health Policy, the Bing Professor of Human Biology, a Senior Fellow of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and a CHP/PCOR fellow. He is an economist interested in the organization and economic performance of the U.S. health-care system, and his research has investigated a range of topics including financial incentives in health care, competition in health-care markets, health insurance and managed care, and health-care technology adoption. Baker has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, and is a recipient of the ASHE medal from ASHEcon and the Alice Hersch Award from AcademyHealth. He received his BA from Calvin College, and his MA and PhD in economics from Princeton University.