Biographical Sketch

Scott E. Harrington, Ph.D. is the Alan B. Miller Professor of Health Care Management, Insurance and Risk Management, and Business Economics and Public Policy and chair of the Health Care Management Department at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He is also a Senior Fellow with the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics and an adjunct scholar for health policy at the American Enterprise Institute. A former President of both the American Risk and Insurance Association and the Risk Theory Society, he is a Co-Editor of the Journal of Risk and Insurance and has published widely on the economics and regulation of insurance. A frequent speaker on health insurance reform and insurance markets and regulation, he has conducted research, consulted, or served as an expert for many organizations. He has testified before the U.S. House and Senate on insurance regulation, including testimony on Affordable Care Act rate review and Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans and whether insurance poses systemic risk. His recent policy research has focused on the ACA’s impact on health insurance markets and on insurance financial regulatory issues. He teaches courses on the U.S. health care system, health care finance, and empirical methods in health economics and health services research. (Link to C.V.)