Wesley Yin

Associate Professor of Public Policy and Management


Wes Yin holds joint appointments in the UCLA Luskin Department of Public Policy and the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Yin’s research interests fall in the areas of health, economic development, consumer finance and public economics. His current research studies how public policy, market structure, market power and the behavior of consumers — including people excluded from markets — affect health, welfare, public spending and consumer financial well-being.

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4 Articles

An itemized bill of hospital care with a pen and phone laid on top Research Brief / Health Care

Hospital Financial-Aid Programs Boost Use of Vital Health Care

Uninsured and insured both receive help; benefits are temporary

Research Brief / Debt

Medical Debt in Collection Estimated at $140 Billion

Poorer residents of states refusing to expand Medicaid hit hardest

Illustration of a man in front of a computer covering his face while stressed Research Brief / Health Care

Behavioral Economics Could Increase Obamacare Enrollment and Stabilize Markets

Greater subsidies aren’t enough: Lowering the complexity of enrollment is needed to bring more and healthier people into the market

Foreign pharmacy Research Brief / Retail

Quality and Price: National Pharmacy Chains Benefit Consumers in India

Independent drug stores improve to meet the competition