Alon Bergman, PhD

Areas of Expertise:Behavioral Economics, Payment Reform

Alon Bergman, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine and in the Health Care Management Department in the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bergman uses state-of-the-art theoretical and empirical methods to study how consumers, workers, firms, and regulators interact in health care markets. He specializes in forming research partnerships with payors and health care provider organizations to conduct policy-relevant research. His work to date has broadly focused on three research areas: (1) the behavior and decision making of medical care providers, (2) the adoption of medical technology and devices; and (3) the provision of medical services to patient populations. 

Dr. Bergman’s work has been published in journals including Health Affairs, HSR, AJMC, and MCRR, and his studies have received media coverage from Forbes, Politico, STAT News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Quartz Magazine, Kaiser Health News, and Medical Device Network, among other outlets. Apart from research, Dr. Bergman teaches a popular Wharton MBA course on Strategy and Management in Medical Devices and Technology.  

Dr. Bergman received his doctoral degree in Economics from the University of Rochester, and completed his postdoctoral training in The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania prior to joining the university as an assistant professor.  He is a recipient of the Agency of Health Care Research and Quality Training Award (2019-2022).