Yashaswini Singh

Yashaswini Singh

PhD Candidate

Johns Hopkins University

I am a PhD Candidate at Johns Hopkins University interested in health care economics and applied econometrics. My research examines policy-relevant questions related to competition, consolidation, and vertical integration in health care markets. In prior and ongoing research, I have studied how acquisitions of physician practices by private equity funds change physician practice patterns, including strategic referral behavior, and the downstream effects on patient welfare and the clinical workforce.

My research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Health Affairs, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network, and Health Services Research, and featured in mainstream media outlets such as Vox, Bloomberg Business, Fortune Magazine, Kaiser Health News, and Politico. My teaching experience includes a diverse set of courses in health economics, health care finance, and the business of health to MBA, MPH, and Ph.D. students for which I received a teaching award in 2021.

Before graduate school, I worked as a senior analyst in the antitrust and competition practice of National Economic Research Associates (NERA) in New York. I hold a graduate degree in international finance and economic policy from Columbia University and a 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 (Expected 2023)

    Johns Hopkins University

  • MPA in International Finance and Economic Policy

    Columbia University

  • BA in Mathematics, Economics

    Bryn Mawr College