Jeffrey Brown


  • Received the TIAA Paul A. Samuelson Award for "The Interaction of Public and Private Insurance: Medicaid and the Long-Term Care Insurance Market" (with Amy Finkelstein, American Economic Review, June 2008).
  • Director of the National Bureau of Economic Research Retirement Research Center.
  • Trustee of TIAA and chair of its audit committee.

Jeffrey R. Brown is Josef and Margot Lakonishok Professor of Business and Dean of the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He previously served as the founding director of the Center for Business and Public Policy at the University of Illinois. 

Brown has published extensively on public and private insurance markets, including articles in  The American Economic Review , The Journal of Political Economy and The Journal of Finance . He also has edited four books. He earned his B.A. in economics and political science from Miami University, M.A. in public policy from Harvard University, and Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.