John C. Goodman

President and founder of the Goodman Institute, is a leading thinker on health policy and is known as the “the father of Health Savings Accounts. His Ph.D. in economics is from Columbia University; he has taught at numerous universities and received the prestigious Duncan Black Award in 1988 for the best scholarly article on public choice economics. 

John C. Goodman, president and founder of the Goodman Institute, is a leading thinker on health policy and is known as the “the father of Health Savings Accounts.” 

He is the author of 14 books, including Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis; Leaving Women Behind: Modern Families, Outdated Laws (with Kimberley Strassel); and Patient Power (with Gerald Musgrave). 

Widely published and often interviewed on television, he regularly briefs members of Congress on economic policy and frequently testifies before congressional committees. 

An active debater in college, he was a debating partner with William F. Buckley on a number of prime-time shows—on such topics as the flat tax, welfare reform and Social Security privatization. As head of the National Center for Policy Analysis, he wrote more than 50 papers and monographs. 

His Ph.D. in economics is from Columbia University; he has taught at numerous universities and received the prestigious Duncan Black Award in 1988 for the best scholarly article on public choice economics.