Yashaswini Singh, PhD

Yashaswini Singh, PhD

I am an Assistant Professor at Brown University trained in applied microeconomics, health policy, and applied econometrics, including causal inference and experimental design. My areas of research and expertise include competition, consolidation, and vertical integration in health care markets. My primary research examines how acquisitions of physician practices by private equity funds change physician practice patterns, including strategic referral behavior, and the downstream effects on patient welfare.

My research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Health Affairs, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network, featured in mainstream media outlets such as Vox, Bloomberg Business, Fortune Magazine, Politico, and received an international award from the International Health Economics Association in 2023. My teaching experience includes a diverse set of courses in health care economics, behavioral economics, and the business of health for which I received a teaching award from Johns Hopkins University in 2021.

Before graduate school, I worked as a senior analyst in the antitrust and competition practice of National Economic Research Associates (NERA) Economic Consulting in New York. I earned my PhD from Johns Hopkins University, my graduate degree in international finance from Columbia University, and my bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from Bryn Mawr College.


  • Health Care Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Antitrust
  • Health Policy


  • PhD in Health Economics and Policy

    Johns Hopkins University

  • MPA in International Finance and Economic Policy

    Columbia University

  • BA in Mathematics, Economics

    Bryn Mawr College