Anirban Basu’s work sits at the intersection of microeconomics, statistics, and health policy. His research focuses on comparative and cost effectiveness analyses, causal inference methods, program evaluation, and outcomes research.
Currently the Stergachis Family Endowed Professor and Director of the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program at the University of Washington, Basu also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Economics. Previously, Basu taught on the faculty of the University of Chicago Department of Medicine, where he remains an external affiliate of the Center for Health and the Social Sciences.
In addition to his position as a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Basu is as an associate editor for Health Economics, Journal of Health Economics, and Observational Studies, and has served as panelist or speaker at many economics and health studies conferences, nationally and abroad.
Basu received his bachelor’s degree from Jadavpur University in India, in addition to master’s degrees in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Toledo and in biostatistics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He received his PhD in public policy with a concentration in health economics from the University of Chicago.