Michael Keane is a distinguished behavioral economist and econometrician and a world leader in choice modeling. A large portion of his work develops mathematical models for behavior among individuals and firms, often with an emphasis on the provision and distribution of health care, welfare, labor and aged care.
Over the course of his career, Keane has been awarded numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. He was made a fellow of the Econometric Society in 2005, and was elected to its governing council in 2009. Keane also received the Kenneth J. Arrow Award for Best Paper in Health Economics in 2009. He has been an Alfred P. Sloan Doctoral Dissertation Fellow and has served as Associate Editor of Econometrica, the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, and the Journal of Econometrics.
In 2012, Keane joined the faculty of The University of Oxford, where he is Nuffield Professor of Economics. Prior to his appointment at Oxford, Keane held professorships at the University of New South Wales and the University of Technology Sydney as an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow. He has also previously held permanent faculty positions at New York University and the University of Minnesota.
Keane completed his MA and PhD in economics at Brown University in 1985 and 1990, respectively. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983.