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Alain C Enthoven

Marriner S. Eccles Professor of Public and Private Management, Emeritus
Senior Fellow Emeritus (by courtesy), Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford

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Academic Degrees

Dr. Public Policy (Hon), RAND Graduate School, 2008; PhD, M.I.T., 1956; MPhil, Oxford University, 1954; BA, Stanford University, 1952.

Professional Experience

At Stanford since 1973.

Chairman of Stanford Committee on Faculty/Staff Human Resources, 2004-Present; Rock Carling Fellow, Nuffield Trust, London, 1999; Visiting Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 1998-99; Visiting Professor, University of Paris, and Visiting Fellow, St. Catherine's College, Oxford University, Spring 1985; President, Litton Medical Products, 1971-73; Vice President for Economic Planning, Litton Industries, 1969-71; Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Analysis, 1965-69; Deputy Comptroller and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense, 1961-65; Instructor, M.I.T., 1955-56; Economist, RAND Corp., 1956-60.

Selected Publications

'Redefining Health Care': Medical Homes or Archipelagos to Navigate?, with S. Shortell and F.J. Crossen: Health Affairs, 2007 
Competition in Health Care: It takes Systems to Pursue Quality and Efficiency, with Laura Tollen: Health Affairs, 2005 
Toward a 21st Century Health System: The Contributions and Promise of Prepaid Group Practice, Jossey-Bass, 2004 
Managed Competition: History and Principles: Health Affairs, supplement 24-48, 1993 
Employment-Based Health Insurance is Failing: Now What?: Health Affairs, Web Exclusives, 2003 

Working Papers

1023: A Consumer Choice Health Plan For The 1990s: Cost And Budget Estimates And Supporting Detail 
378: Competition of Alternative Health Care Delivery Systems 
751: Will the Prospective Payment System Solve Medicare's Financial Problem? 
402: Regulatory and Nonregulatory Strategies for Controlling Health Care Costs 
345: The Impact of Legislation on Capital Development for Health Facilities 

Awards and Honors

Director's Award, 1995, Health Care Financial Management Association 
Winner of the Baxter Prize for Health Services Research, 1994 
Clifton Latiolais Honor Medal, 1994 
President's John F. Kennedy Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service, 1963, U.S. Federal Government 

Affiliations

Advisory Board: External Health, 2007-present 
Board of Directors: Caresoft Inc. (1998 - 2001) 
Board of Directors: Integrated Healthcare Association 
Board of Directors: PCS Inc., 1986-90; Jackson Hole Group, 1992-98 
Consultant: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, 1973- present 

Press Releases

02/2004 Book Analyzes Health Care Systems 
07/2001 Stanford Health Policy Experts Offer New Health Insurance Proposal 
11/2000 The Chronic Search for A Health Care Cure 
06/1997 Alain Enthoven named to California's Managed Health Care Improvement Task Force 

In the News

11/2004 Controlling Health Care Costs, New York Times 
04/2003 Cutting-edge Health Care Lagging, The Argus 
01/2002 Group Promotes Its Health Agenda, Los Angeles Times 
12/2001 Aetna Plans to Cut 6,000 More Jobs, Los Angeles Times 
11/2001 Fewer Choices for Workers on Benefits, New York Times 


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