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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.

"The Role of State Policy in Fostering Health Information Exchange in the United States."

Bronsoler, Ari, Joseph J. Doyle, Cason Schmit, and John Van Reenen. NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery Vol. 4, No. 1 (2023).

"Legal Aid in Child Welfare: Evidence from a Randomized Trial of Mi Abogado."

Cooper, Ryan, Joseph J. Doyle, and Andrés P. Hojman, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6825-22. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, December 2022.

"Physician Group Influences on Treatment Intensity and Health: Evidence from Physician Switchers."

Doyle, Joseph J., and Becky Staiger, Working Paper. December 2022.

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