Pierre Thomas Léger
Pierre-Thomas Léger is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has a Bachelor’s of Social Science in Economics and Political Science from the University of Ottawa and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from The University of Western Ontario. Prof. Léger has held visiting positions at the Paris School of Economics, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Los Andes (Chile). Prof. Léger specializes in the Health Economics with special emphasis on the physicians’ market and physician payment incentives. Prof. Léger has published in leading international journals such as the Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, and the Journal of Human Resources and has authored several book chapters including one on the physicians’ market in the “Encyclopaedia of Health Economics”. Prof. Léger has presented in over 50 academic and policy-oriented conferences and is cited in official health-policy reports in Canada, US and abroad. He has also been an invited speaker in Universities across Canada, the US and abroad and across disciplines including Economics, Medicine, Health Policy and Dentistry. Some of Prof. Léger’s current research projects include studying: the impact of profit sharing in teams in the cardiology sector, physician quality in emergency departments, as well as geographic variations in healthcare.