Laurence C. Baker

Bing Professor of Human Biology, Stanford University;
Associate Chair for Education, Department of Health Policy,
Stanford School of Medicine;
Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research,
Stanford University;
Senior Advisor, Cornerstone Research

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Laurence Baker is an expert in the areas of antitrust, health insurance markets, medical services pricing, and the effects of regulation on healthcare markets. He has consulted and testified on matters related to healthcare prices and costs, as well as competition issues, including mergers between hospitals and physician groups, alleged exclusionary contracting practices, and alleged collusive labor agreements.

Professor Baker’s experience includes healthcare financing issues, provider payment systems, class certification, and damages. In the health insurance arena, he has expertise in private insurance, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid. Professor Baker has also served as an expert in life sciences matters involving antitrust and intellectual property issues.

In his research, Professor Baker has examined the relationship between physician practice characteristics and competition and healthcare delivery, prices, and outcomes. He has also studied the effects of managed care insurance practices on the healthcare system; the impact of regulation on healthcare markets; the determinants and results of technological change in medicine; and patient safety in U.S. hospitals. In addition, Professor Baker has worked on issues related to physicians’ incomes and career choices, and analyzed how the Internet and e-mail influence healthcare delivery and outcomes.

He was awarded the ASHEcon Medal for his significant contributions to the field of health economics, and has twice been honored for excellence in teaching. Professor Baker is a fellow at the Stanford Center for Health Policy/Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research. His publications include articles in JAMA—The Journal of the American Medical AssociationHealth Services Research, and Health Affairs.

Press Release

Cornerstone Research Nominated for Global Competition Review Awards 2020


Hospital Pricing Challenged in Class Action


Oscar Insurance Company of Florida v. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. et al.


Class Action Related to Changes in Retirees’ Health Insurance Plans


Cornerstone Research and SIEPR Cosponsored Healthcare Conference


Class Certification Opposed on Behalf of Healthcare Provider

  • Seventh Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference, 16 October 2014