Theodore R. Marmor

Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Management & Professor Emeritus of Political Science

Theodore Ted Marmor's scholarship primarily concerns welfare state politics and policy in North America and Western Europe. He particularly emphasizes the major spending programs, which is reflected in the second edition of The Politics of Medicare Aldine de Gruyter, 2000 and the book written with colleagues Mashaw and Harvey in the early l990s, America's Misunderstood Welfare State Basic Books, l992. The author or co-author of eleven books, Marmor has published over a hundred articles in a wide range of scholarly journals, as well as being a frequent op-ed contributor to U.S. and Canadian newspapers. Ted regularly writes op-ed essays for the Philadelphia Inquirer with long-time Yale law colleague, Jerry Mashaw.

A collection of his recent articles appeared in 2007: Fads Fallacies and Foolishness in Medical Management and Policy (World Scientific Publishing.) In 2005, the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis chose his jointly authored article “Comparative Perspectives and Policy Learning in the World of Health Care,” with Richard Freeman and Kieke Okma, as its best article of the year. Yale University Press in 2009 published his co-edited book, Comparative Studies and the Politics of Modern Medical Care and in the summer of 2012 published Politics, Health and Health Care: Selected Essays, co-authored with Rudolf Klein.

A collection of his recent articles appeared in 2007: Fads Fallacies and Foolishness in Medical Management and Policy (World Scientific Publishing.) In 2005, the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis chose his jointly authored article “Comparative Perspectives and Policy Learning in the World of Health Care,” with Richard Freeman and Kieke Okma, as its best article of the year. Yale University Press in 2009 published his co-edited book, Comparative Studies and the Politics of Modern Medical Care and in the summer of 2012 published Politics, Health and Health Care: Selected Essays, co-authored with Rudolf Klein.

Professor Marmor began his public career as a special assistant to Wilbur Cohen Secretary of HEW in the mid-1960s. He was associate dean of Minnesota's School of Public Affairs, a faculty member at the University of Chicago, the head of Yale's Center for Health Services, a member of President Carter's Commission on the National Agenda for the 1980s, and a senior social policy advisor to Walter Mondale in the Presidential campaign of 1984. He has testified before Congress about medical care reform, social security, and welfare issues, as well as being a consultant to government and non-profit agencies.

Marmor lectures frequently on health policy, management issues, and law to both management and law students. He has been an expert witness in cases ranging from the constitutionality of the Canada Health Act to asbestos disputes and drug pricing fraud.  He has also been a commentator on a variety of television and radio programs. His hobbies include wine, squash, and flyfishing.

Education

  • PhD, Harvard University, 1966
  • BA, Harvard University, 1960

Achievements

Fellow of the British Academy Foreign
2009 - Present
Centennial Visiting Professor at The London School of Economics
2001-2003
Robert Wood Johnson Investigator in Health Policy Award
2001
Visiting Fellow
Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences
1997
Visiting Fellow
All Souls College, Oxford
1998
Fellow
Institute of Medicine
Fellow
National Academy of Social Insurance
Fellow
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
Editor
Journal of Health, Politics, Policy and Law
1980-1985
Research Fellow
Wadham College, Oxford University
1962

Consultancies

  • States of Kentucky, Delaware, Texas, Illinois, and Vermont
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Congressional Committee on Ways and Means
  • Urban Institute
  • President's Commission on Income Maintenance
  • National Institute for Mental Health
  • Office of Equal Opportunity
  • The Ford Foundation
  • Attorney-General, Canada

Boards

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, 2000-present
  • International Advisory Board of The London School of Economics Health, 1996-present
  • Director, Robert Wood Johnson Health Policies Scholars Program, 1993-2003
  • Center for the Study of Drug Development, Tufts University, 1986-1998
  • National Academy for Social Insurance, 1986-1996
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Health, Politics, Policy and Law, 1976-present