Martin Hackmann's research focuses on industrial organization and health economics. He studies the effect of Medicaid reimbursement rates and consumer information on the quality of healthcare in the American nursing home industry. Hackmann's work has a special focus on the effect of Massachusetts health reform on welfare in the individual insurance market.
In addition to his position at UCLA, Hackmann is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the CESifo research network, and a faculty affiliate of the California Center for Population Research. He was the recipient of a 2015-2016 Strumpf Early Career Professorship at The Pennsylvania State University, and a 2016 National Institute of Health Care Management Research Award.
Hackmann holds a Diplom in Economics from the University of Mannheim, and an MA, MPhil, and PhD from Yale University.