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Prof. William Hsiao, Harvard School of Public Health

  William C.Hsiao is the K.T.Li Professor of Economics and Director of Program in Health Care Financing at the Harvard School of Public Health. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. Hsiao led the research team that developed a rational method, based on the work required, in setting the "fair" fees for paying physician services (i.e., the resource based relative value scale). The U.S., Australia, Canada and France have all adopted his method. Previously, Hsiao's research concentrated on economics of health care financing, design of national health insurance plans, and behavioral responses of hospitals and physicians to different incentives. Currently, his research focuses on health sector economics and comparing the performance of health care systems across many nations.  
  Hsiao has advised many nations on their health sector reforms, including, Columbia, Poland, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Sweden, Cyprus and South Africa. He is a consultant to WHO, IMF and the World Bank. For the United States, he is served as an advisor to three U.S.presidents and the U.S.Congress. Hsiao has published several monographs and more than one hundred papers. He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Science - Institute of Medicine, the board of Governors of the Society of Actuaries and Board of Directors of the National Academy of Social Insurance. Hsiao also serves on the editorial boards of several journals  
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