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About Joshua D. Gottlieb

I am an associate professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, and Faculty Research Fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research. My research interests are in applied microeconomics, public finance, health care, and urban/real estate economics. I am on leave during the 2015-16 academic year as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Stanford University (SIEPR).
I completed my Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University in 2012. I won the 2015 Kenneth Arrow Award for best paper in health economics and the 2012 National Tax Association Dissertation Award for my research.
My work has been published in journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and Journal of Labor Economics. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada currently funds my work, and the National Institute on Aging has done so previously. My research has garnered extensive attention from policy makers and the media, with over 200 press mentions along with national and international radio and video coverage.


2015 - Present Visiting Assistant Professor, Stanford University ‐ Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
2015 - Present Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
2014 - Present Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research
2012 - Present Assistant Professor of Economics, University of British Columbia ‐ Vancouver School of Economics

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Public economics, Health economics, Real estate, and Urban economics

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Honors and Awards

  • Arrow Award for Best Paper in Health Economics, iHEA, 2015
  • National Tax Association Dissertation Award, 2012


September 2007 - May 2012 PhD, Harvard University ‐ Department of Economics
September 2003 - June 2007 AB, Harvard University ‐ Department of Economics

Contact Information

Vancouver School of Economics
University of British Columbia
6000 Iona Drive
Vancouver, BC V6T 1L4


Health and Public Economics (9)

Urban and Real Estate Economics (7)

Public Commentary (3)