Eran Politzer is a Ph.D. candidate in Health Policy (Economics track). His research focuses on health insurance markets with regulated competition. He studies the fiscal effects of providing publicly-financed insurance through private plans in Medicaid, examines the impacts of switching between plans in regulated markets, and demonstrates how information on utilization of services can be better used to improve risk adjustment schemes. Before attending the Ph.D. program, Eran was an economist at the Bank of Israel's Research Department, where he conducted research and delivered policy advice to the government on health economics and public finance. He researched in particular the financing and the factors driving expenditures in Israel's health care system, as well as Israel's health inequities. Eran has a BSc in Computer Sciences with sections in Mathematics and Economics, and an MA in Economics, both from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.