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Adam Leive

Assistant Professor
Unit: Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
Department: Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy
Office location and address
Garrett 109
235 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
PhD, Managerial Science and Applied Economics, Wharton School, 2016
MSc, Health Economics, University of York, 2006
AB, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, 2005
Biography

Adam Leive joins the Batten faculty as an economist with interests at the intersection of health, risk and public policy. Leive studies consumer choices of health insurance plans, as well as taxation and regulation in markets for health insurance and medical care.

His research also examines the determinants of health status and the effects of policy interventions on health. His research has been published in the Journal of Health EconomicsAmerican Journal of Health EconomicsJournal of Population Economics, the New England Journal of MedicineHealth Affairs, and the Bulletin of the World Health Organization. He has also written op-eds in the Economists’ Voice and the New York Times.

He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and his B.A. from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. Before graduate school, he worked at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington, DC.

Work Requirements and Health Care Disparities in Medicaid: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Source: President and Fellows of Harvard College
May 17, 2021 – November 30, 2021
Health Savings Accounts and Life-Cycle Saving: Implications for Retirement Preparedness
Source: Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association
November 30, 2020 – November 29, 2021
Work Requirements and Health Care Disparities in Medicaid: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Source: President and Fellows of Harvard College
January 07, 2020 – November 30, 2020
PPOL 3255: Comparative Policy History
Credits: 3
Course will survey the historical development of key public policy issues in cross-national perspective. What explains the similarities and differences in the content of the policy agendas across nations? Why do different nations often respond to similar problems in very different ways? Examples of issues that will be explored include health care, education, immigration, environment, and social policy.
LPPP 3255: Comparative Policy History
Credits: 3
Course will survey the historical development of key public policy issues in cross-national perspective. What explains the similarities and differences in the content of the policy agendas across nations? Why do different nations often respond to similar problems in very different ways? Examples of issues that will be explored include health care, education, immigration, environment, and social policy.
ECON 4999: Distinguished Majors Thesis
Credits: 1–3
Supervised research culminating in the writing of a Distinguished Majors thesis. Restricted to members of the Distinguished Majors Program.
LPPA 6150: Research Methods & Data Analysis I
Credits: 3
The first part of a two-semester sequence in research methods and tools used to evaluate public policies. This course reviews basic mathematics and statistics used by policy analysts, and introduces regression methods for empirical implementation and testing of relations among variables. The purpose of this course is to develop skills that can be used throughout your profession and civic life.
PPOL 6150: Research Methods & Data Analysis I
Credits: 3
The first part of a two-semester sequence in research methods and tools used to evaluate public policies. This course reviews basic mathematics and statistics used by policy analysts, and introduces regression methods for empirical implementation and testing of relations among variables. The purpose of this course is to develop skills that can be used throughout your profession and civic life.
LPPP 7559: New Course in Public Policy and Leadership
Credits: 3
Investigates a selected issue in public policy or leadership.
LPPP 7993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Student will perform independent projects under close faculty supervision.