Stella Luz A. Quimbo

Field of award: Economics

Year awarded: 2009

Division: Social Sciences


In recognition of her significant research studies in the field of health economics in the Philippines. Her finding that a health-care system with physician accreditation and insurance payments significantly improves the quality of physicians has important policy implications for a government with limited resources intent on improving the quality of health care. This also reduces the inherent asymmetry of information in the market for quality health care by providing the public with a transparent and inexpensive method to assess physician quality and at the same time obtain better quality care.

Education: PhD (Economics) University of the Philippines Diliman; MA (Economics) University of the Philippines Diliman; BS (Business Economics) University of the Philippines Diliman