Cooper, Zack


Dr Zack Cooper  

Department

Position held

Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)

Associate - Productivity and Innovation

Non LSE positions held

Department

Position held

Yale University

Assistant Professor

Experience keywords:

public sector reform; NHS; US health policy; public policy; health policy; choice and competition in health care; health care reform; health economics

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Zack's research interests revolve around American health policy, comparative health policy, the role of choice and competition in health care, and incentive structure. His current work examines whether increased patient choice and hospital competition have improved quality and shortened waiting times in the English National Health Service.

Zack is beginning work comparing hospital performance in the US, The Netherlands and the UK. Zack has worked as Special Assistant to Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer of the UK; as Special Assistant to Lord Ara Darzi, Minister of Health for the UK; and he has written speeches for and advised several other politicians and policy-makers.

In addition to his academic writing, Zack writes regularly for the Huffington Post and his writing has also been published in the Guardian newspaper, the Altarum Health Policy Blog, ABC News Online, the Philadelphia Enquirer and the Seattle Times. Zack has appeared on the BBC, Sky News, NPR, CBS and ABC.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

HealthcarePublic Administration

Countries and regions to which research relates:

US; UK; Europe

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream pressRadioTV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)207 107 5304

Alt email:

zachary.cooper@yale.edu

Publications

LSE Research Online, Funnelback Search

2013

Le Grand, Julian and Cooper, Zack (2013) Framing health reform Health Economics, Policy and Law, 8 (02). 251-257. ISSN 1744-1331

2012

Cooper, Zack (2012) President Obama and Governor Romney have presented two radically different visions of healthcare reform British Politics and Policy at LSE (6 Nov 2012) Blog entry

Cooper, Zack (2012) Healthcare reform: the US policy debate US Election Analysis NO. 3, CEPUSA003. The London School of Economics and Political Science, Center of Economic Performance, London, UK.

Cooper, Zack and Gibbons, Stephen and Jones, Simon and McGuire, Alistair (2012) Economic studies showing positive competition effects on hospital performance fully controlled for the factors cited by recent critics British Politics and Policy at LSE (12 Mar 2012) Blog entry

Cooper, Zack and Gibbons, Stephen and Jones, Simon and McGuire, Alistair (2012) Does competition improve public hospitals’ efficiency?: evidence from a quasi-experiment in the English National Health Service CEPDP, 1125. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2011

Charlesworth, Anita and Cooper, Zack (2011) Making competition work in the English NHS: the case for maintaining regulated prices Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 16 (4). 193-194. ISSN 1355-8196

Bloom, Nicholas and Cooper, Zack and Gaynor, Martin and Gibbons, Stephen and Jones, Simon and McGuire, Alistair and Moreno-Serra, Rodrigo and Propper, Carol and Van Reenen, John and Seiler, Stephan (2011) In defence of our research on competition in England's National Health Service Lancet, 378 (9809). 2064-2065. ISSN 0140-6736

Cooper, Zack and Gibbons, Stephen and Jones, Simon and McGuire, Alistair (2011) Does hospital competition save lives? Evidence from the English NHS patient choice reforms Economic Journal, 121 (554). F228-F260. ISSN 0013-0133

2010

Cooper, Zack (2010) What should be achieved at the health care summit The Huffington Post, Februa (24 Feb 2010) Blog entry

Cooper, Zack (2010) The real losers last night in Massachusetts were the uninsured The Huffington Post, Januar (20 Jan 2010) Blog entry

Cooper, Zack (2010) Health care reform: we’ve really only just begun Altarum Health Policy Forum, 6 Apri (6 Apr 2010) Blog entry

Cooper, Zack (2010) Complexity in health care can’t be a vice Altarum Health Policy Forum, 2 Marc (2 Mar 2010) Blog entry

Cooper, Zack (2010) The choice is simple: slow health care spending or raise taxes Altarum Health Policy Forum, 4 May (4 May 2010) Blog entry

Cooper, Zack (2010) Does mandated insurance mean more paternalistic public health policy? Hopefully not Altarum Health Policy Forum, 1 June (1 Jun 2010) Blog entry

Cooper, Zack (2010) The challenge of monopolies in U.S. health care — England may help illustrate the solution Altarum Health Policy Forum, 1 Febr (1 Feb 2010) Blog entry

Cooper, Zack and McGuire, Alistair (2010) Health: higher spending has improved quality, but productivity must increase CEP Election Analysis, CEPEA009. The London School of Economics and Political Science, Center of Economic Performance, London, UK.

McGuire, Alistair and Cooper, Zack (2010) LSE centre for economic performance: health – higher spending has improved quality, but productivity must increase British Politics and Policy at LSE (14 Apr 2010) Blog entry

Cooper, Zack (2010) Hard choices: the general election and the NHS British Politics and Policy at LSE (19 Apr 2010) Blog entry

Cooper, Zack (2010) Hospital competition is good for patients, and for efficiency British Politics and Policy at LSE (12 Jul 2010) Blog entry

Centre for Economic Performance, and Machin, Stephen and Van Reenen, John and Wadsworth, Jonathan and Marie, Olivier and McNally, Sandra and Cooper, Zack and McGuire, Alistair and Bell, Brian and Garicano, Luis and Petrongolo, Barbara and Cunningham, Tom and Ilzetzki, Ethan and Overman, Henry G. and Martin, Ralf (2010) CEP election analysis 2010: a series discussing the research evidence on some of the key battlegrounds of the 2010 General Election Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Cooper, Zack and Gibbons, Stephen and Jones, Simon and McGuire, Alistair (2010) Does hospital competition improve efficiency? An analysis of the recent market-based reforms to the English NHS CEP discussion papers, No. 988. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Cooper, Zack and Gibbons, Steve and Jones, Simon and McGuire, Alistair (2010) Does hospital competition save lives? Evidence from the English NHS patient choice reforms SERC Discussion Papers, SERCDP0041. Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC), London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Cooper, Zack and Gibbons, Stephen and Jones, Simon and McGuire, Alistair (2010) Does hospital competition save lives?: evidence from the English NHS patient choice reforms LSE Health working papers, 16/2010. LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 9780853280095

2009

Cooper, Zack (2009) The public option sideshow The Huffington Post, Decemb (7 Dec 2009) Blog entry

Cooper, Zack (2009) A health insurance mandate and corporate monopoly The Huffington Post, Octobe (20 Oct 2009) Blog entry

Cooper, Zack (2009) Barack Obama: president of policy ends, not ideological means The Huffington Post, Septem (10 Sep 2009) Blog entry

Cooper, Zack (2009) Health care reform needs more innovating and less politicking The Huffington Post, Septem (26 Sep 2009) Blog entry

Cooper, Zack (2009) English healthcare in the US reform debate: setting the record straight The Huffington Post, August (14 Aug 2009) Blog entry

Cooper, Zack (2009) Message to the Senate Finance Committee: more dynamism, less politicking Altarum Health Policy Forum, 30 Sep (30 Sep 2009) Blog entry

Cooper, Zack (2009) Want to lower the healthcare price tag?: the insurance debate is just the beginning The Huffington Post, August (21 Aug 2009) Blog entry

Cooper, Zack (2009) Barriers, roadblocks, and opportunities: a pathway to health care reform in the United States Altarum Health Policy Forum, 23 Jun (23 Jun 2009) Blog entry

Cooper, Zack and Le Grand, Julian (2009) The NHS can cost less and still care Guardian, 4 Sept. ISSN 0261-3077

Cooper, Zack (2009) Would Ted Kennedy get care in England? ABC News, August.

Cooper, Zack (2009) This NHS row is paralysing progress Guardian (12 Aug). ISSN 0261-3077

Cooper, Zack (2009) Incentives, incentives, incentives (and adverse selection) Altarum Health Policy Forum, 31 Aug (31 Aug 2009) Blog entry

Cooper, Zack (2009) Incentives, incentives, incentives (and risk selection) Altarum Health Policy Forum, 21 Jul (21 Jul 2009) Blog entry

Cooper, Zachary N. and McGuire, Alistair and Jones, S. and Le Grand, Julian (2009) Equity, waiting times, and NHS reforms: retrospective study British Medical Journal, 339 (b3264). ISSN 0959-8138

2006

Cooper, Z and Nelson, R M and Ross, L F (2006) Informed consent for genetic research involving pleiotropic genes: an empirical study of ApoE research Irb: Ethics and Human Research, 28 (5). 1-11. ISSN 0193-7758

2004

Cooper, Zachary N. and Nelson, Robert M. and Friedman Ross, Lainie (2004) Certificates of confidentiality in research: rationale and usage Genetic Testing, 8 (2). 214-220. ISSN 1945-0265


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