David L. Weimer (Edwin E. Witte Professor of Political Economy, Ph.D. Berkeley, 1978.) He has a joint appointment with the Robert M. LaFollette School of Public Affairs. His teaching interests include public policy, political economy, and research methods. He served as editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (1985-89), president of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (2006), and president of the Society of Benefit-Cost Analysis (2013). In 2008 he was elected a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He has long-standing interests in policy craft, including cost-benefit analysis, and institutional analysis and design. His recent work in the area of health policy includes studies of the role of report cards on organizational quality, the governance of the organ transplantation network, and the role of advisory committees in the regulatory process. His publications include: (with William Gormley) Organizational Report Cards (Harvard, 1999); (with Aidan Vining) Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practice (Prentice Hall, 1989, 1992, 1999, 2005, 2011) and Investing in the Disadvantaged: Assessing the Benefits and Costs of Social Policies (Georgetown University Press, 2009); The Political Economy of Property Rights: Institutional Change and Credibility in the Reform of Centralized Economies (Cambridge,1997), Institutional Design(Kluwer, 1995), and Medical Governance: Values, Expertise, and Interests in Organ Transplantation (Georgetown University Press, 2010).
Contributor, David Weimer Opinion. "Repeal and Replace the Tax on Corporate Profits."TheHill. N.p., 25 Apr. 2017. Web.
Weimer, David L. "The Policy Space." "Replace Corporate Profits Tax with a Capitalized Value Tax" by David L. Weimer on The Policy Space. N.p., 4 Apr. 2017. Web.
Simon Haeder, Dana B. Mukamel, and David L. Weimer, "Secret Shoppers Find Access to Providers and Network Accuracy Lacking for Those in Marketplace and Commercial Plans." Health Affairs 35:7, 1160-1166.
Simon Haeder, David Weimer, Dana B. Mukamel 2016. "Secret Shoppers Find Access To Providers And Network Accuracy Lacking For Those In Marketplace And Commercial Plans." Health Affairs 35 (7):1160-6.
David Weimer, Dara H. Sorkin, Alpesh Amin, Joseph Sharit, Heather Ladd, Dana B. Mukamel “Rationale and Study Protocol for the Nursing Home Compare Plus (NHCPlus) Randomized Controlled Trial: A Personalized Decision Aid for Patients Transitioning from the Hospital to a Skilled-Nursing Facility,” Contemporary Clinical Trials 47:March (2016), 139–145.
David Weimer, Aidan R. Vining “The Challenges of Fractionalized Property Rights in Public-Private Hybrid Organizations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” Regulation & Governance 10:2 (2016), 161–178.
David Weimer, Simon F. Haeder and Dana B. Mukamel “Secret Shoppers Find Access To Providers And Network Accuracy Lacking For Those In Marketplace And Commercial Plans,” Health Affairs 35:7 (2016), 1160–1166.
David Weimer, Dana B. Mukamel, Alpesh Amin, Joseph Sharit, Heather Ladd and Dara H. Sorkin “When Patients Customize Nursing Home Ratings, Choices and Rankings Differ from the Government’s Version.” Health Affairs 35:4 (2016), 714–719.
Simon F Haeder, David L. Weimer, and Dana B. Mukamel. 2015. “Narrow Networks and the Affordable Care Act.” The Journal of the American Medical Association 314(7): 669-670
Simon F, Header and David L. Weimer. 2015. “Inching towards Universal Coverage: State-Federal Healthcare Programs in Historical Perspective.” Journal of Policy History 27(3): 746–770
Haeder, Simon F., David L. Weimer, and Dana B. Mukamel. 2015. "Network Adequacy Standards and Health Insurance." JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association 314 (22):2014-2015.
Robert H. Haveman and David L. Weimer, “Public Policy Induced Changes in Employment: Valuation Issues for Benefit-Cost Analysis,” Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis 6:1 (2015), 112–153.
Simon F. Haeder, David L. Weimer, and Dana B. Mukamel. "California Hospital Networks Are Narrower in Marketplace Than In Commercial Plans, But Access And Quality Are Similar." Health Affairs 34:5 (2015), 741-748.
Simon F. Haeder and David L. Weimer. 2013. "You Can't Make Me Do It: State Implementation of Insurance Exchanges under the Affordable Care Act." Public Administration Review.
2018 recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis
Excellence in Mentoring Award, APSA Public Policy Section
2012 Radin Award for the Best Article in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory for "Scientific Expertise and the Balance of Political Interests: MEDCAC and Medicare Coverage Decisions."
President of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis for 2013
WARF Named Professorship - UW Madison Graduate School