Leila Agha

Assistant Professor of Economics
Dartmouth College

Contact: leila.agha@dartmouth.edu

I am an economist who studies productivity and innovation in health care markets. My research is organized around two themes. First, I study how the organization and coordination of physician teams impacts the costs and quality of health care. I have analyzed how care fragmentation and team relationships affect care utilization, and whether the adoption of electronic medical records improves hospital productivity. Second, I study how experts assess and realize value from new technologies. I have investigated the adoption and misapplication of new medical technologies, trade-offs between human decision making and medical guidelines, and the ability of peer review committees to identify high-impact science. My research has been published in the American Economic Review, Science, the Review of Economic and Statistics, and the Journal of Health Economics.

I completed my S.B. at MIT in 2006, and received a Ph.D. in economics from MIT in 2011. In addition to my faculty position in the Economics Department at Dartmouth, I am also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.