Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Center for Health Policy/Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research Stanford University


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Alain C. Enthoven, PhD   Download vCard
Marriner S. Eccles Professor of Public and Private Management, Emeritus and CHP/PCOR Core Faculty Member

Graduate School of Business
Knight Management Center, W242
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Stanford, CA 94305-7298
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Research Interests
financing and delivery of health care in the United States and other industrialized nations; cost-benefit decisions in health care

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Alain Enthoven is the Marriner S. Eccles Professor of Public and Private Management, emeritus, at Stanford University, and a core faculty member at CHP/PCOR. Known as the "father of managed competition," he was one of the founders of the Jackson Hole Group, a national think-tank on healthcare policy. His research focuses on the financing and delivery of health care in the United States and other industrialized nations, and cost-benefit analysis in medical care. In his numerous publications he has advocated a financially integrated healthcare delivery system that relies on market-based incentives to reduce medical costs and increase economic accountability and quality of care. He is currently working on a proposal for a "Market-based Universal Health Insurance System," being developed for the Committee for Economic Development.

Enthoven is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a former Rhodes Scholar. He is a consultant to the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan; chairman of the Health Benefits Advisory Council for the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CALPERS); a member of the board of directors of the Integrated Health Care Association; and a former chairman of Stanford University's Committee on Faculty/Staff Human Resources.

Enthoven was previously a visiting professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (1998-99), and a Rock Carling Fellow of the Nuffield Trust of London (1999). He also served as an economist with the RAND Corporation and served as president of Litton Medical Products.

He received the Baxter Prize for Health Services Research (1994), and the Board of Directors Award from the Healthcare Financial Management Association (1995). In 1963, he received the President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service from John F. Kennedy. He received a BA from Stanford, a master's degree from Oxford and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- all in economics.

Stanford Departments
Graduate School of Business

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Institute of Medicine; Integrated Health Care Association


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Management professor says high-speed rail not smart investment
"I don't want it in Stanford's front yard, either." The project is even less tolerable, he says, because of its unlikely returns to the state.
November 4, 2010 in The Stanford Daily

ObamaCare High Risk Pools Could Be Unexpectedly Costly
Professor Alain Enthoven of Stanford University's Center for Health Policy, who has worked in various economic and other policy positions for the US ...
November 1, 2010 in Health Care News

Stanford management professor predicts high-speed rail will lose money
Professor Emeritus at Stanford, Alain Enthoven, has been an advocate for fiscal reform since the 1950s.
October 31, 2010 in San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

Fast train to financial disaster
Alain Enthoven is professor emeritus of public and private management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. William Grindley served at ...
September 2, 2010 in San Francisco Chronicle