Alexander Olssen


Assistant Professor of Health Care Management

Colonial Penn Center

Ph.D., Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2021

Alex Olssen is an Assistant Professor of Health Care Management at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests are in health economics and industrial organization. His research examines the determinants of drug prices for elderly Americans with a focus on insurer behavior and price negotiations. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.

Prior to joining Wharton, he received his PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to that, he worked as a Pre-Doctoral Fellow at Opportunity Insights and received his Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the Australian National University, and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics from Victoria University of Wellington.