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Maria Polyakova, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Health Policy

Encina Commons,
615 Crothers Way Room 182,
Stanford, California 94305-6006

(650) 498-7528 (voice)

Biography

Maria Polyakova, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Her research investigates questions surrounding the role of government in the design and financing of health insurance systems. She is especially interested in the relationships between public policies and individuals’ decision-making in health care and health insurance, as well as in the risk protection and re-distributive aspects of health insurance systems. She received a BA degree in Economics and Mathematics from Yale University, and a PhD in Economics from MIT.

publications

Working Papers
November 2022

Heterogeneity in Damages from A Pandemic

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Heterogeneity in Damages from A Pandemic
Working Papers
April 2021

Risk Perceptions and Protective Behaviors: Evidence from COVID-19 Pandemic

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Risk Perceptions and Protective Behaviors: Evidence from COVID-19 Pandemic
Working Papers
June 2015

Welfare Effects of Supply-Side Regulation in Medicare Part D

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Welfare Effects of Supply-Side Regulation in Medicare Part D

In The News

A dollar bill and mask represents the economy during COVID-19 pandemic.
Q&As

Initial Economic Damage from the COVID-19 Pandemic More Widespread Across Ages and Geographies than Initial Mortality Impacts

Maria Polyakova and colleagues examine how the pandemic impacted individual livelihoods depending on where people live, as well as the age of coronavirus victims.
Initial Economic Damage from the COVID-19 Pandemic More Widespread Across Ages and Geographies than Initial Mortality Impacts
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