Guy David

Guy David, PhD

Alan B. Miller Professor of Health Care Management; Chairperson, Health Care Management Department, The Wharton School; Professor, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests:Applied microeconomics, emergency medical services, health economics, industrial organization, nonprofit organizations, post-acute care, regulation

About Guy

Guy David is the Alan B. Miller Professor of Health Care Management at the Wharton School and professor of medical ethics and health policy at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the chair of the Health Care Management Department, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a senior fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, and he leads several large-scale data collaborations, such as the Wharton-Anthem Research Initiative. Professor David is the co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Health Economics and Management and is the former director of the doctoral program in Health Care Management and Economics.

His research interests include the dynamics of mixed-ownership competition in health care markets, evaluation of policies towards nonprofit providers, industrial organization and regulation of post-acute care, the economics and organization of emergency medical services, division of labor along the care continuum, patient-centered medical care, welfare effects of specialty hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers, and direct-to-consumer advertising and drug safety.

Professor David teaches undergraduate, MBA, and PhD courses in Health Economics and Health Care Delivery at Wharton. In 2017, he was the recipient of the Teaching Commitment and Curricular Innovation Award, which is awarded in recognition of contributions to the educational experience of Wharton’s students. He received his BA and MA in Economics from Tel Aviv University and his PhD in Business Economics from the University of Chicago.

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Executive Education Programs Taught

Health Care Leadership and Management: Leading Through Change

Academic Director

Successfully lead the ever-changing health care environment, by understanding the shift in technologies, trends, economics, and dynamics within the ecosystem. Leverage the world-renowned Wharton MBA and Wharton's Health Care Management program faculty to provide unparalleled perspective on the health care industry while strengthening your key leadership skills and overall business acumen. Return to your organization ready to make an immediate impact across all areas with the enhanced decision-making abilities and in-depth skills you need to cultivate innovation and propel your organization forward.

Wharton Nursing Leaders Program

Academic Director

The primary focus of this program is to assist nursing leaders in the effective management and implementation of strategic and tactical plans. The program includes identifying the key stakeholders and influencing their behavior, learning to manage resources, and knowing when to terminate a task force or health care project.