Primary Affiliation : Fiscal and Economic Policy Working Group; Substance Use Disorders and Behavioral Health Working Group; COVID-19 Task Force
Gies College of Business | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Julian Reif is a member of the Fiscal and Economic Policy and Substance Use Disorders and Behavioral Health Working Groups at IGPA. He is a health economist whose research focuses on health policy evaluation and the value of health and longevity. He has studied the health and medical spending effects of air pollution, the health and drug utilization effects of Medicare Part D, and the value of medical innovation. He is also a Principal Investigator of the Illinois Workplace Wellness Study, which evaluates the effectiveness of workplace wellness programs. In 2020, he received the Kenneth J. Arrow Award for the best published paper in health economics and the NIHCM Foundation Research Award for outstanding published work in health care. His research has been supported by J-PAL North America, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. His studies have been featured in numerous media outlets, including the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, Cambridge, MA.
Affiliated Professor, 2020 to Present.
Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities, Notre Dame, IN.
Faculty Affiliate, 2019 to Present.
National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA.
Faculty Research Fellow, 2018 to Present.
Center for Business and Public Policy.
Research Associate, 2012 to Present.
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Ph.D. in Economics, 2012.
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee; B.A. in Economics, 2004.
Published VoxEU article arguing that air pollution policy needs to focus on people, not places
Gave a talk to Illinois state legislators about how to finance infrastructure.
Published Scientific American article describing results of the Illinois Workplace Wellness Study
Gave talk to the Chicago Union League Club describing the economic consequences of the US COVID-19 pandemic (2020)
Gave a talk at the Champaign Public Forum about health care reform (2017)
Published law review article describing economic policy during President Biden’s first 100 days