Professor Prager is an empirical economist whose research is in the industrial organization of health care markets and labor markets. Prior to joining the Simon School, Prager was at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
- Research Interests
Prager’s primary research interests are at the intersection of industrial organization and health economics, and the intersection of industrial organization and labor economics. Her work uses empirical analyses of large, detailed datasets to answer policy-relevant questions about strategic behavior among employers and health care firms. In recent research, she has studied health insurance networks, hospital price regulation, and employer consolidation.
- Teaching Interests
Economics, Statistics, Health Care Management
Employed in a SNAP? The Impact of Work Requirements on Program Participation and Labor Supply2023American Economic JournalIssue1Volume15Employer Consolidation and Wages: Evidence from Hospitals2021American Economic ReviewIssue2Volume111Healthcare Demand under Simple Prices: Evidence from Tiered Hospital Networks2020American Economic Journal: Applied EconomicsIssue4Volume12