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Lorens A. Helmchen  

Assistant Professor
Division of Health Policy and Administration,
School of Public Health, Institute of Government and Public Affairs
Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 2004
Phone: (312) 996-8350 Fax: (312) 996-5356

Fields of Interest : Health Economics, Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics

Selected Research :

“Economic and technological development and their relationships to body size and productivity” in Caballero, Benjamin, and Popkin, Barry, editors. The Nutrition Transition: Diet and Disease in the Developing World. London: Academic Press, 2002 (with Rober

“Changes in the Distribution of Body Mass Index of White U.S. Men, 1890-2000” Annals of Human Biology, March–April 2004, 31 (2): 174–181 (with R. Max Henderson).

Current Research Interests:

Transformation of Inpatient Hospital Care
Determinants of Behavioral Risk Factors for Chronic Disease and Premature Death
Optimal Design of Provider Reimbursement
Asymmetric Information in the Labor Market for Physicians

Other Significant Accomplishments :

Member, Cohort Studies Working Group, National Bureau of Economic Research
Affiliate, UC-UIC Chicago Center of Excellence in Health Promotion Economics
Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, National Institute on Aging, 2000 – 2003
Program in Applied Economics Fellowship, Social Science Research Council, 2000 – 2001
Fellow, German National Merit Foundation, 1992 – 1998


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