Dr. Richard Hirth is a Professor of Health Management and Policy, and Director of the Health Services Organization and Policy (HSOP) Doctoral Program. He received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Carleton College, and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Hirth has received several research awards, including the Kenneth J. Arrow Award in Health Economics, awarded annually by the American Public Health Association and the International Health Economics Association to the best paper in health economics (1993); the Excellence in Research Award in Health Policy from the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation (1998 and 2009); and the Thompson Prize for Young Investigtors from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (1999); Listing in Top 20 Most Read Articles of 2009, Health Affairs (2010); Outstanding abstract (consumer decision-making theme), AcademyHealth Annual Meeting (2007); and Outstanding abstract (long-term care theme), Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy Annual Meeting (2001).
S.S. Huang, R.A. Hirth, “Quality Rating and Private Prices: Evidence from the Nursing Home Industry, Journal of Health Economics, 50:59-70, 2016.
R.A. Hirth, E.Q. Cliff, T.B. Gibson, M.R. McKellar, A.M. Fendrick, “The Clinical and Economic Impact of an Innovative Clinically Nuanced Benefit Design for Connecticut State Employees,” Health Affairs 35(4):637-646, April 2016.
R.A. Hirth, S. Calonico, T.B. Gibson, H. Levy, J. Smith, A. Das, “Long-term Health Spending Persistence among the Privately Insured,” Fiscal Studies, 37(3-4):749-783, September 2016.
S.S. Stith, R.A. Hirth, “The Effect of Performance Standards on Healthcare Provider Behavior: Evidence from Kidney Transplantation," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 25(4):789-825, Winter 2016.
R.A. Hirth, T.B. Gibson, H.G. Levy, J.A. Smith, S. Calonico, A. Das, “New Evidence on the Persistence of Health Spending,” Medical Care Research and Review, 72(3):277-297, June 2015.