Miron Stano, PhD

Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, USA

Miron Stano is a Professor of Economics and Management specializing in health economics and the financing of health care. Prof. Stano conducts research in managed care, the professional services markets, outcomes analysis, and cost evaluation. His research has been supported by the Health Care Financing Administration, the Health Resources Services Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and the Michigan Health Care Education and Research Foundation.

His article Individual Health Accounts: An Alternative Health Care Financing Approach (Health Care Financing Review, 1981) introduced the concept of medical savings accounts. Other publications include, The Economics of Health and Health Care, now in its 8th edition (Routledge), and many articles in journals such as the Journal of Health Economics, Medical Care, Health Services Research, Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, Inquiry, Southern Economic Journal, Economics Letters, RAND Journal of Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Public Finance Review, Health Policy, Health Economics, American Journal of Managed Care, American Journal of Public Health, and the Journal of Health Policy, Politics and Law.

Prof. Stano has served as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Managed Care and as a research consultant to various organizations including Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Michigan, Wayne State University's School of Medicine and the U.S. General Accounting Office. He has also served as an expert witness in antitrust cases involving the health care professions.