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Richard Scheffler
Richard Scheffler

    Dr. Richard M. Scheffler is distinguished professor of health economics and public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and holds the Chair in Healthcare Markets & Consumer Welfare endowed by the Office of the Attorney General for the State of California.  He is director of The Global Center for Health Economics and Policy Research as well as director of The Nicholas C. Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare.

    Dr. Scheffler has been a Rockefeller and a Fulbright Scholar, and served as president of the International Health Economists Association 4th Congress. He has been a scholar in residence at the Institute of Medicine and the World Bank. He also served as an advisor to the World Health Organization in the area of human resources.

    He has published more than 150 papers, and edited and written six books. His most recent book, Is There a Doctor in the House? Market Signals and Tomorrow's Supply of Doctors, was published in September 2008 by Stanford University Press.

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