John Nyman
Professor
Health Policy and Management
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis  Minnesota  55455-0392
United States

Biography

John Nyman is a health economist and professor in the Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota. His recent research interests include the development of a new theory of demand for health insurance. This theory decomposes moral hazard into efficient and inefficient portions, and has important implications for health care policy. Dr. Nyman has also conducted research into nursing home behavior and long-term care policy, cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis-both in theory and practice, and the behavior of physicians. He is currently developing a new research program in gambling as a public health issue. John's research and theory papers have appeared in almost all of the prominent health economics and health services research journals. A recipient of the 2005 Schuman Excellence in Teaching Award, he teaches classes in health economics, cost-effectiveness analysis, and health insurance. John received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.