Yashaswini Singh, PhD

Yashaswini Singh, PhD

I am an economist trained in applied microeconomics, health policy, and applied econometrics. In Summer 2023 I will be joining Brown University as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice in the School of Public Health. 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, and Health Services Research, featured in mainstream media outlets such as Vox, Bloomberg Business, Fortune Magazine, Kaiser Health News, and Politico, and was awarded the Best Student Paper first prize by the International Health Economics Association (IHEA) in 2023. My teaching experience includes a diverse set of courses in health care economics, behavioral economics, health policy, 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 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