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Joseph Doyle is the Erwin H. Schell Professor of Management and Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

He studies public economics in the areas of healthcare and child welfare. His healthcare research investigates sources of value and waste to inform policies aimed at improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of the US healthcare system. This includes partnering with large healthcare providers and payers to conduct randomized controlled trials of changes in the ways healthcare is delivered with an emphasis on addressing social determinants of health. In his child welfare research, he typically uses large-scale administrative datasets and either randomized or quasi-randomized evaluations to study the effects of foster care and juvenile justice policies on child wellbeing.  

Doyle is faculty director of the MIT Sloan Initiative for Health Systems Innovation, co-chair of the Health Sector of the Jameel Poverty Action Lab, and Co-Principal Investigator of the NBER Roybal Center for Behavior Change in Health.

He holds a BS from Cornell University and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.


Doyle wins 2021 digital teaching award


"Discrimination in Multi-Phase Systems: Evidence from Child Protection."

Baron, Jason, E., Joseph J. Doyle, Natalia Emanuel, Peter Hull, and Joseph P. Ryan. The Quarterly Journal of Economics. Forthcoming. NBER Working Paper 31490.

"Unwarranted Disparity in High-Stakes Decisions: Race Measurement and Policy Responses."

Baron, Jason E., Joseph J. Doyle, Natalia Emanuel, Peter Hull, and Joseph Ryan. In Race, Ethnicity, and Economic Statistics for the 21st Century, edited by Lawrence F. Katz, Mark Loewenstein, and Randall Akee, University of Chicago Press. Forthcoming.

"Unwarranted Racial Disparity in U.S. Foster Care Placement."

Baron, Jason E., Joseph J. Doyle, Natalia Emanuel, Peter Hull, and Joseph Ryan, Working Paper. May 2024.

"The Camden Coalition Care Management Program Improved Intermediate Care Coordination: A Randomized Controlled Trial."

Finkelstein, Amy, Joel C. Cantor, Jesse Gubb, Margaret Koller, Aaron Truchil, Ruohua Annetta Zhou, and Joseph Doyle. Health Affairs Vol. 43, No. 1 (2024): 131-139. Download Paper.

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