Acting Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers
Philipson serves as Acting Chairman and Vice Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers. Philipson is on leave as the Daniel Levin Professor of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and the Director of the Health Economics Program of the Becker Friedman Institute at the University. His research focuses on health economics. He has published peer-reviewed articles in leading academic journals and has twice won the highest honor of the field of health economics, the Kenneth Arrow Award of International Health Economics Association. He has also held senior positions at the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Additionally, he has served on the Key indicator Commission, created by the Affordable Care Act, as an advisor to Congress on the 21st Century Cures legislation, and on the steering committee of the Cancer Moon Shot Initiative. He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics at Uppsala University in Sweden and his MA and PhD from the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania.