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Ellen Green

Assistant Professor, Science of Health Care Delivery


Prof. Green is an assistant professor in the School for the Science of Healthcare Delivery in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. She is a health economist with interests in behavioral economics and experimental design. The goal of her research is to contribute to our understanding of how incentive schemes and other variables impact the efficacy and efficiency of the healthcare industry. Prof. Green earned her Ph.D. in Economics at Virginia Tech in 2011.

Research Interests

Prof. Green's research focuses on the role of payment structures and other non-monetary motivators in healthcare delivery, a relevant yet poorly understood aspect of the US healthcare system. Through a series of laboratory experiments, Prof. Green evaluates the quantity and quality of healthcare services induced by physician incentive structures. This research has pertinent policy implications among both developed and developing economies and contributes to several literatures including healthcare incentive structures, real-effort experimental design, and intrinsic motivations in contract design.