Yunwei Gai received his Ph.D. degree in Economics from the Florida State University. He has a B.S. degree in International Trade from Wuhan University, China. In his Ph.D. dissertation, he investigated hospital market power and its impact on hospital prices as a result of merger activities. Dr. Gai's primary research interests are in the areas of Applied Econometrics and Health Economics. His work has been published in Health Economics, American Journal of Hypertension, Atlantic Economic Journal, Journal of Derivatives and Hedge Funds, and Health Financing Revisited: A Practitioner's Guide published by the World Bank and other academic journals. He is referee for many academic journals and conferences including Small Business Economics Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, American Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Hypertension, and the World Congress on Health Economics.
Dr. Gai’s current research focuses on insurance gaps and chronic condition management; impacts of health insurance on entrepreneurship activities; and the importance of preventative health care. In addition to continuing his work in health care, he is also interested in the application of healthcare Econometrics models in entrepreneurial activities, international trade and financial markets such as using survival models to analyze financing options and business performance.
Dr. Gai teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate level at Babson College. His recent courses are Industrial Organization and Public Policy, Managerial Economics, Econometrics, Customer Markets and Marketing (MBA), Economic and Financial Forecasting (MBA), and Health Economics (MBA).