Martin Gaynor is Professor of Economics and Health Policy at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where his research focuses on the role of competition and incentives in healthcare.
He is a former Director of the Bureau of Economics at the US Federal Trade Commission, where he was responsible for all economic analysis of competition and consumer protection issues. Gaynor is one of the founders (and first chair of the governing board) of the Health Care Cost Institute, which was set up in 2011 to promote research into the causes of rising health spending in the US.
Professor Gaynor is an International Research Fellow at the Centre for Market and Public Organisation at the University of Bristol in the UK, and was a visitor at the Institute of Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest and the Department of Economics of the Hebrew University of Jersualem. He is a member of the cooperation and competition economics reference group for Monitor, and also advises the Netherlands Healthcare Authority on markets and competition issues.
Gaynor is a past winner of the Kenneth J. Arrow Award for best published paper in health economics worldwide, and a recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Fellowship for research on competition in healthcare markets.