Selected Expertise

  • Damages estimation
  • Healthcare economics
  • Intellectual property
  • Pharmaceutical economics
  • Pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement
  • Public policy

Selected Industries

  • Biotechnology
  • Healthcare
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Pharmaceuticals

Tomas J. Philipson, PhD


Tomas Philipson is the Daniel Levin Chair of Public Policy at University of Chicago’s Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy and the Director of Health Economics at the university’s Becker Friedman Institute. He is a cofounder of Precision Health Economics LLC which was recently acquired in 2015.

From 2003–2004, Dr. Philipson served as a senior economic advisor to the heads of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In 2008, he served as a senior healthcare advisor to Senator McCain during his presidential campaign. In 2010, he was appointed to the National Key Indicator Commission by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and in 2015, he served as a scientific advisor to the House of Representatives on the 21st Century Cures initiative.

Dr. Philipson has received numerous international and national awards for his research in healthcare economics. He was a two-time recipient of the highest award of his field, the International Health Economics Association’s Arrow Award for health economics. Additionally, he was awarded Research!America’s Garfield Economic Impact Award, Brazilian Economic Association’s Prêmio Haralambos Simeonidis, and Milken Institute’s Distinguished Economic Research Award. His academic research has been published in multiple leading economic journals and disseminated through popular press.

Dr. Philipson has consulted for Fortune 100 companies, the World Bank, the World Intellectual Property Organization, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He has provided expert testimony on various cases involving biosimilars, patent infringement, pricing and reimbursement, among others.


PhD, Economics, University of Pennsylvania

MA, Economics, University of Pennsylvania

BSc, Mathematics, Uppsala University