Dr. Niedzwiecki received his BA in Mathematics and Economics from Brandeis University in 2007 and his PhD in Economics from UC San Diego in 2013 with a focus on Health Economics and Public Economics. He is currently a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at UC Berkeley.
Dr. Niedzwiecki's research is broadly focused on issues related to public health insurance programs in the United States, with a focus on moral hazard and how public programs have spillover effects for private health insurance markets. His research has looked at the effects of individual mandate to purchase health insurance on the demand for acute care hospital services. Recent work examines the importance of cash liquidity in estimating the welfare implications of moral hazard from health insurance. He is also currently researching how the Medicaid expansion, as part of the Affordable Care Act, affects private health insurance exchanges.