Joshua D. Gottlieb

Associate Professor

Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia

JOSHUA GOTTLIEB is an Associate Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.  His research in applied microeconomics focuses on the economics of the health care system, including the organization of insurance markets, physician behavior, administrative costs, and implications for labor economics.  Gottlieb also conducts research in public finance more broadly, including urban and health economics.  He is a Co-Editor of the Journal of Public Economics and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.  Gottlieb has published in academic journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and Journal of Labor Economics.   He won the 2015 Kenneth Arrow Award for best paper in health economics and the 2012 National Tax Association Dissertation Award for this work. Gottlieb’s research focuses on questions directly relevant to public policy.  He was instrumental in developing and promoting a novel property tax scheme, which influenced housing policy in British Columbia. Gottlieb completed his Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University in 2012.  He was previously an Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.


How Minimum Zoning Mandates Can Improve Housing Markets and Expand Opportunity

  Dramatic differences in income, productivity, and housing costs within the United States make geographic mobility important for spreading prosperity. But Americans’ ability to move to places like San Francisco, Boston, and New York in search of economic opportunities is limited by severe restrictions on new housing supply in these productive places. State-level Minimum Zoning […]