Christopher M. Whaley

Christopher M. Whaley
Economist; Professor, Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in health economics, University of California, Berkeley; B.A. in economics, University of Chicago

Media Resources

This researcher is available for interviews.

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Christopher M. Whaley is a health economist at RAND and professor at the RAND Pardee Graduate School. His research focuses on health care price transparency and market structure and has been published in clinical, health policy, and economics journals. Whaley's research has also been covered in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and CNN. He has presented results to state and federal policymakers, including the California State Assembly, the Congressional Budget Office, and the Federal Trade Commission. Whaley received his Ph.D. in health economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Recent Projects

  • Innovative Insurance Benefit Designs
  • Hospital Price Transparency

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: ABC 57; American Journal of Managed Care