Bing Center for Health Economics

RAND economists have a long and distinguished history of applying innovative research methods to improve health and the efficiency of health care service delivery.

With the help of a generous donation from former trustee Peter Bing, RAND created the Bing Center for Health Economics to continue to strengthen this tradition of innovative, high-profile research in health economics and health services.

What We Do

Bing in the News

We have sustained funding for another three years. The Bing Center for Health Economics will continue to serve as a resource for those targeting top academic health economic journals and working to advance the field.

Jon Gruber, president-elect of the American Society of Health Economics (ASHEcon) asked Rosalie Liccardo Pacula to serve as program chair in the area of Tobacco, Alcohol, and Illegal Substances for the 6th Biennial meeting of the American Society of Health Economists at the University of Pennsylvania, June 12-15, 2016.

BING Researchers Present at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

Several BING researchers—including Mark Elliot, Cheryl Damberg, Andrew Mulcahy, and more—presented their latest health findings at the AcademyHealth 2016 Annual Research Meeting in Boston on June 26-28. For more information, visit our AcademyHealth 2016 Annual Research Meeting event page or, for full details, visit the AcademyHealth conference website.

BING Researchers' Article Among Health Affairs' Most Read of 2015

The journal Health Affairs announced that "Trends In Health Insurance Enrollment, 2013–15," by Katherine Carman, Christine Eibner, and Susan Paddock, was on the journal's "Ten Most Read" list for 2015.

Recent Staff Appointments

  • Rosalie Liccardo Pacula has been selected to serve a 5 year term on the NIH Health Services Organization and Delivery Study Section (HSOD).
  • Jim Smith has been appointed to the Institute of Medicine.
  • Deborah Freud has been appointed the O'Neill-Alcoa Chair of Policy Analysis at the RAND Corporation.