Neale Mahoney

Professor of Economics, School of Humanities and Sciences

George P. Shultz Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research


Neale Mahoney is a professor of economics at Stanford University, the George P. Shultz fellow at SIEPR, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and an affiliated professor at J-PAL. In 2022–2023, he was a special policy advisor for economic policy in the White House National Economic Council. 

Mahoney is an applied micro-economist with an interest in healthcare and consumer financial markets. He received the ASHEcon medal in 2021 (given to an economist age 40 or under who has made the most significant contributions to the field of health economics) and a Sloan research fellowship in 2016. 

Before joining Stanford, Mahoney was professor of economics and David G. Booth faculty fellow at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He was also a Robert Wood Johnson fellow in health policy research at Harvard University and worked for the Obama administration on healthcare reform. Mahoney received a PhD and MA in economics from Stanford University and an ScB in applied mathematics-economics from Brown University. 

Academic Degrees

  • PhD/MA in Economics, 2005–11
  • ScB in Applied Mathematics-Economics, 2005

Insights by Stanford Business

February 27, 2013
New Stanford research says those with big health problems may be getting less for their money than they could — and raising prices for all.