Subramaniam Ramanarayanan

Assistant Professor

Phone: (310) 825-1644

Fax: (310) 825-1581

subbu@anderson.ucla.edu

Biography

Subramaniam (Subbu) Ramanarayanan is an assistant professor of strategy and policy at UCLA Anderson. An economist by training, his research focuses on competition in healthcare markets and its impact on healthcare costs and quality. Recent projects include examining the extent to which rising health insurance premiums are explained by market structure and ownership in the private health insurance industry, as well as investigating the response of outpatient dialysis facilities to being rated on quality. In previous research, he has also explored agency issues in the physician-patient relationship, finding evidence that physicians who overprescribe procedures are avoided by certain lucrative patient segments and are thus disciplined by the market. His research has been cited in many mainstream media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, The Economist and the Washington Post.

Subbu received his doctorate in Managerial Economics and Strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2007 and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (Calcutta) in 2001. Prior to starting graduate school at Northwestern, he worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Co. in India where he served clients in retail and health care.

Subbu is an award-winning teacher and teaches the core Business Strategy course (to the full-time as well as the Executive MBA students) at Anderson, as well as a Ph.D. course on the use of empirical research methods in strategic management. In 2010, Subbu was voted Professor of the Year by students of the graduating Full-time MBA class at Anderson.

Education

Ph.D. Managerial Economics, and Strategy, 2007, Northwestern University
MBA 2001, Indian Institute of Management (Calcutta)
B.Tech. Electrical Engineering, 1999, India Institute of Technology

Interests

Competitive Strategy, Health Care Economics, Economics of Organization
  • Leemore Dafny and Mark Duggan. (Apr 2012). Paying a Premium on your Premium? Consolidation in the Health Insurance Industry. American Economic Review, 102(2), 1161-1185.
  • David Dranove and Yasutora Watanabe. (Feb 2012). Delivering Bad News: Market Responses to Negligence. Journal of Law and Economics, 55(1).
  • David Dranove and Andrew Sfekas. (Jan 2011). Does the Market Punish Aggressive Experts? Evidence from Cesarean Sections. B.E. Journal of Economics Analysis & Policy, 11(2).

Teaching
Competitive Strategy, Executive MBA Program
Business Strategy, MBA Program
Empirical Methods in Strategy (Ph.D. Course)
Empirical Methods in Strategy, Part-time MBA Program, Kellogg School of Management


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