Victoria Marone

I am an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at the University of Texas at Austin. My research focuses on industrial organization and market design in health insurance and healthcare markets.

I am currently on leave as a post-doc at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

BRB 1.116, Office 3.134C

Austin, TX 78712

email : marone [at]

View my CV : here


Regulating Markups in U.S. Health Insurance with Steve Cicala and Ethan Lieber. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, October 2019.

Narrow Networks on the Health Insurance Marketplaces: Prevalence, Pricing, And The Cost Of Network Breadth with Leemore Dafny, Igal Hendel, and Christopher Ody. Health Affairs, September 2017.

When Should There be Vertical Choice in Health Insurance Markets? with Adrienne Sabety. August 2021. Forthcoming, American Economic Review.


All Medicaid Expansions Are Not Created Equal: The Geography and Targeting of the Affordable Care Act with Craig Garthwaite, John Graves, Tal Gross, Zeynal Karaca, and Matthew Notowidigdo. Brookings Institute, September 2019. [NBER Working Paper No. 26289]

Oscar Health Insurance: What Lies Ahead for a Unicorn Insurance Entrant? with Leemore Dafny. Harvard Business School Case 319-025, August 2018 (Revised August 2019).


Winners and Losers Under Counterfactual Health Risk Pooling with Benjamin Vatter

Optimal Insurance With a Choice of Healthcare Quality with Ingrid Huitfeldt and Gabriel Zeigler

The Distributional Effects of Copays in a Single Payer System with Simon Bensnes and Ingrid Huitfeldt

Allocating Healthcare Without Prices: The Case of Primary Care Physicians with Ingrid Huitfeldt and Daniel Waldinger

Monopoly Screening in Insurance Markets with Hector Chade, Amanda Starc, and Jeroen Swinkles