Yu-Chu Shen




Department of Defense Management

Naval Postgraduate School                             

555 Dyer Road, Code GB                                 

Monterey, CA 93943

Email: yshen at nps dot edu

Office: (831) 656-2951

Fax: (831) 656-3407

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Yu-Chu Shen is Professor of Economics at the Naval Postgraduate School and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She was the Associate Dean of Research at the Graduate School of Defense Management between 2019 and 2021 and the Academic Associate for the Manpower System Analysis curriculum between 2011 and 2018.  

Her research expertise can be summarized in three broad areas in the field of health economics and health policy: (1) analyzing system-level factors that affect access and health outcomes in health care; (2) examining how organizational changes and financial incentives in the health care markets affect provider behaviors. (3) evaluating service-specific risk factors and programs that affect mental health readiness in the U.S. military.

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