Jonathan Skinner is the James O. Freedman Professor in the economics department at Dartmouth, and a professor with the Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at the Geisel School of Medicine. He received his PhD in Economics from UCLA and has taught at the University of Virginia, Stanford University, and Harvard University. In 2001 he was awarded the first Dartmouth Student Council teaching award, and in 2007 was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He is also a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in Cambridge, MA and a former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Human Resources. His research interests include the economics of government transfer programs, technology growth and disparities in health care, and the savings behavior of aging baby boomers.