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Karen Eggleston

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Karen Eggleston

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford King Center on Global Development
Senior Fellow
Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI)
PhD, Public Policy, Harvard University, 1999
MA, Economics, University of Hawai'i, 1995
MA, Asian Studies, University of Hawai'i, 1992
BA, Asian Studies, Dartmouth College, 1988


Karen Eggleston is senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University, and director of the Stanford Asia Health Policy Program and deputy director of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at FSI. She is also a fellow with the Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford University School of Medicine, and a faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Eggleston earned her PhD in public policy from Harvard University and has MA degrees in economics and Asian studies from the University of Hawaii and a BA in Asian studies summa cum laude (valedictorian) from Dartmouth College. Eggleston studied in China for two years and was a Fulbright scholar in Korea. Her research focuses on government and market roles in the health sector and Asia health policy, especially in China, India, Japan, and Korea; healthcare productivity; and the economics of the demographic transition. She served on the Strategic Technical Advisory Committee for the Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, and has been a consultant to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the WHO regarding health system reforms in the PRC.
Research Interests: 
Comparative Healthcare Systems in Asia, Government and Market Roles in the Health Sector, Economic Implications of Demographic Change