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Anna Choi

James Q. Wilson Visiting Professor 2018–2020
School of Public Policy


James Q. Wilson Visiting Professor Anna Choi is an economist specializing in health economics with a focus on the economics of risky-health behaviors. Her research focus is primarily on health and behavioral economics to better understand how policy changes can alter an individual's outcomes and behaviors as well as any unintended consequences or spillover effects. Choi has forthcoming articles in Health Economics and the American Journal of Health Economics on topics such as health disparities across education, the role of a differential reporting error, and how legalization of medical marijuana can affect individuals' cigarette consumption after the policy changes.

Prior to joining the School of Public Policy, she was an analyst at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), headquartered in Paris, France, for three years. Within the OECD, she worked in the Directorate for Education and Skills and the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions, and Cities. As an analyst and economist at the OECD, she contributed toward projects and publications such as the study on children's social and emotional skills, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015 report on students' well-being, OECD working paper on emotional health and mental well-being trends, and country-review report on engaging employers for apprenticeship opportunities at the local level in Australia.


  • PhD, Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University
  • MPP, the College of William and Mary
  • BA, Economics, Peace and Conflict Studies, University of California, Berkeley


  • Drug Policy
  • Economics of Risky Health Behaviors
  • Education