Richard M. Scheffler PhD

Distinguished Professor, Health Economics and Public Policy
Director, Nicholas C. Petris Center
Director, Global Center for Health Economics and Policy Research
  • PhD - Economics, New York University, 1971
  • MA - Economics, Brooklyn College, 1967
  • BS - Economics, Hofstra University, 1965
  • PH 226D International Health Economics (SP) 
  • PH 226D International Health Economics
Research Interests: 
  • Organization and financing of mental health services
  • Incentives and mergers in managed care
  • Reforming health systems in Eastern Europe
  • The supply of physicians in the 21st Century
Selected Publications: 

Scheffler, R.M. (Editor) World Scientific Handbook of Global Health Economics and Public Policy (3-volume set). World Scientific Series in Global Health Economics and Public Policy. (Forthcoming 2016)

Scheffler, R.M., Hinshaw, S.P. The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money, and Today's Push for Performance. (March 2014, Oxford University Press)

Scheffler, R.M., Soucat, A (Eds.). Human Resources in Health in Africa: A New Look at the Crisis. (December 2012, The World Bank)

Scheffler, R.M. Is There a Doctor in the House? Market Signals and Tomorrow’s Supply of Doctors. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2008.

Scheffler, R.M., M. Potůcĕk, eds. Mental Health Care Reform in the Czech and Slovak Republics, 1989 to the Present. Prague, Czech Republic: Charles University Press, 2008.

Scheffler, R.M. ACOs: Risks and Opportunities. Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law (In Review, 2014)

Sousa, A. Scheffler, R. Koyi, G., Ngah, S., Abu-Agla, A., Mckiambati, H., Nyoni, J. Health Labor Market Policies in Support of Universal Health Coverage: A Comprehensive Analysis in Four African Countries, Human Resources for Health, 12:55, (September, 2014)

Scheffler, RM., Bowers, L., Fulton, B., Connors, C., Shortell, S., Morrison, I. The Berkeley Forum Report: A New Vision for California’s Healthcare System: Integrated Care with Aligned Financial Incentives. California Journal of Politics and Policy. (June, 2014)

Scheffler, R.M., Foster, J., Covered California: The Foundation of Obamacare, Success, Challenges, and the Road Ahead. Health Affairs Blog. (March, 2014) 

Scheffler, R. M., Rocco, L., Averett, S. Social Capital and Health: A Concept whose Time has Come. Eastern Economic Journal. Vol. 40. Number 2. (Spring, 2014)

Sousa, A., Scheffler R. M., Nyoni, J., Boerma, T. A comprehensive health labour market framework for universal health coverage; A comprehensive analysis in four African countries. World Health Organization Bulletin. (April, 2013)

Scheffler R.M., Bruckner T.A., Spetz J. The labour market for human resources for health in low- and middle-income countries. Human Resources for Health Observer. (July, 2012).

Hinshaw, S.P., R.M. Scheffler, B.D. Fulton, et al. International Variation in Treatment Procedures for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Social Context and Recent Trends. Psychiatric Services (May 2011).

Other interests: 
  • Chair, Task force on Private Insurance- World Bank
  • International Health Economics Association- iHEA
Profile Updated: December 15, 2014