Chad D. Meyerhoefer

National Bureau of Economic Research


Professor Meyerhoefer is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Professor at Lehigh University. Prior to joining the faculty at Lehigh, he served as a research economist at both The CNA Corporation and the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Chad Meyerhoefer’s research focuses broadly on the economics of health and nutrition.  Much of his work involves the use of microeconometric methods to evaluate and inform public policy.  Some of his current research projects include: (1) examining the relationship between food assistance programs and health, (2) predicting the medical cost of obesity, (3) estimating the price responsiveness of consumer demand for medical services, and (4) investigating the relationship between electronic health record adoption and hospital referral patterns.

Professor Meyerhoefer’s research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He has received several awards from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, including the Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award and the Outstanding American Journal of Agricultural Economics Journal Article and Reviewer awards. Professor Meyerhoefer has also been recognized by the Lehigh University Graduate Student Senate for his mentorship of Ph.D. students.


Publications by Chad D. Meyerhoefer