Thomas E. Getzen

Emeritus Professor of Risk, Insurance and Health Management, Temple University

Thomas E. Getzen is emeritus Professor of Risk, Insurance and Health Management at Temple, University, and the founder and former Executive Director of the International Health Economics Association.  Previously a visiting professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy at Princeton University, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Toronto, and the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York, his textbook Health Economics: Fundamentals and Flow of Funds (Wiley; 5th edition) is used in graduate and undergraduate programs throughout the world. His research focuses on the macroeconomics and history of health spending. Professor Getzen updates the forecasting model of “Long Run Medical Cost Trends” for the Society of Actuaries each year. 

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