Richard Scheffler

professor of health economics and public policy

Richard M. Scheffler is Distinguished Professor of Health Economics and Public Policy at the School of Public Health and the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. He also holds the Chair in Healthcare Markets and Consumer Welfare, endowed by the Office of the Attorney General for the State of California. He also directs the Global Center for Health Economics and Policy Research. Scheffler has been a visiting professor at the London School of Economics, Charles University in Prague, at the economics department at the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and at Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain. Dr. Scheffler has been a visiting scholar at the World Bank, the Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio, and the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences. He has been a consultant for the World Bank, the WHO, and the OECD. Scheffler has been a Fulbright Scholar at Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago, Chile, and at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. He was also awarded the Chair of Excellence Award at the Carlos III University of Madrid in 2013. In 2015 Dr. Scheffler was awarded the Gold Medal for Charles University in Prague for his longstanding and continued support of international scientific and educational collaboration. Schleffler's most recent book is Is There a Doctor in the House? Market Signals and Tomorrow’s Supply of Doctors (Stanford University Press, 2008).