Pinar Karaca-Mandic

Pinar Karaca Mandic
Carlson School of Management, Twin Cities
  • Business and Management
  • Health policy


Pinar Karaca-Mandic, Ph.D., is a professor, C. Arthur Williams Jr. Professor in Healthcare Risk Management and academic director of the Medical Industry Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.

Karaca-Mandic’s research focuses on health insurance benefit design, health care regulations, insurance markets, pharmaceutical use, and medical technology diffusion.

Karaca-Mandic’s research has been published in leading economics, medical, and health policy journals including the Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of the American Medical Association, British Medical Journal, Health Services Research, and Health Affairs. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Notable Achievements

  • Research Associate in Health Economics and Healthcare programs, National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Associate Editor of Forum, Health Economics and Policy
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Health Economics and Management
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