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Faculty Fellow

Anup Malani

Lee and Brena Freeman Professor, University of Chicago Law School and Professor, Pritzker School of Medicine University of Chicago


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Anup Malani is the Lee and Brena Freeman Professor at the University of Chicago Law School and a Professor at the Pritzker School of Medicine. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Boston. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has served on the boards of the Becker-Friedman Institute, the Neubauer Collegium and the University of Chicago Press. Malani has advised governments in India and Indonesia on COVID policy, with support from the Asian Development Bank, and has advised the World Bank on COVID in South Asia. Malani is on University of Virginia’s working group planning a National COVID Commission. Malani’s work on COVID has won two Emergent Ventures prizes and several grants.

Malani conducts research in law and economics, health economics, and development economics. His law and economics research focuses on judicial behavior, empirical analysis of legal reforms, and blockchain. His health economics research focuses on the control of infectious diseases, the value of medical innovation and health care insurance, placebo effects, and conflicts of interest in medicine. Malani’s development economics work focuses on health care supply and financing in India and the growth of and quality of life in urban slums.

For more details on his research and publications, please visit his profile page at the University of Chicago.


Unpacking the Value of Health Insurance in India: Fostering Dialogue Amongst Methodologies

2014 – 2016