Ambar La Forgia

Ambar La Forgia

Ambar La Forgia

Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management


722 W. 168th Street, RM475
New York NY 10032

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Dr. La Forgia uses quantitative and qualitative methods to study the business strategies of organizations in the health care sector. This includes research on the impact of mergers and acquisitions on the cost and quality of health care. She is also interested in how information asymmetries and incentives can shape health care provider behavior. Dr. La Forgia received her PhD in Applied Economics and Managerial Science from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her BA (with honors) in Economics and Mathematics from Swarthmore College. Prior to Wharton, she worked in Washington, DC as a policy analyst for the Quantitative Economics and Statistics group of Ernst and Young.



PhD, 2019, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
BA, 2011, Swarthmore College

Other Affiliations

Member, Academy of Management

Member, American Society of Health Economists

Member, American Economic Association

Areas of Expertise

Research Design and Methods, Healthcare Economics, Healthcare Industry, Healthcare Management, Healthcare Providers, Quality of Care, Birth Outcomes, Maternal Health
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