Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

Research. Insights. Impact. Advancing the Legacy of Chicago Economics.

Maria Polyakova

Assistant Professor of Health Research and Policy
Stanford University
Health Economics Fellow
6/20/16 6/10/17

Maria Polyakova is an assistant professor of health research and 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 redistributive aspects of health insurance systems.

Polyakova received a BA degree in economics and mathematics from Yale University, and a PhD in economics from MIT.