Joseph Antos is the Wilson H. Taylor Resident Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where his work focuses on the economics of health policy, including Medicare, single-payer health insurance proposals, the uninsured, the Affordable Care Act, and the overall reform of the health care system. He is concurrently an adjunct associate professor of emergency medicine at the George Washington University. He is also the Vice-Chair of the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission, where he is serving a third term as a commissioner.

Before joining AEI, Dr. Antos was assistant director for health and human resources at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). He later served as a health adviser to CBO from 2007 to 2013. He has also held senior positions in the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Management and Budget, and the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.

Dr. Antos has been published in a variety of academic journals and in the popular press, including Health Affairs, the Journal of the American Medical Association, the New England Journal of Medicine, RealClearPolicy, and The Wall Street Journal. He is frequently interviewed on radio and television and often testifies before Congress.

He has a Ph.D. and an M.A. in economics from the University of Rochester and a B.A. in mathematics from Cornell University.


  • George Washington University: Adjunct Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, 2013–present
  • Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission: Vice-Chair, 2018–present; Commissioner, 2017–present and 2004–12
  • The World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and other international organizations: Health financing consultant, 1987–present
  • Congressional Budget Office: Member, Panel of Health Advisers, 2007–13; Assistant Director for Health and Human Resources, 1995–2001
  • US Agency for International Development: Senior Economic Adviser, Europe and New Independent States Bureau, 1994–95
  • Health Care Financing Administration: Director, Office of Research and Demonstrations; Deputy Director of the Office of the Actuary; Acting Associate Administrator for Management, 1987–95
  • US Department of Health and Human Services: Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget, 1986–87
  • Council of Economic Advisers: Senior Staff Economist, 1985–86
  • Office of Management and Budget: Senior Economist, 1983–85
  • US Department of Labor: Director of Economic Policy Analysis, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy; and Senior Economist, Office of Research and Evaluation, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1974–83


Ph.D., M.A., economics, University of Rochester
B.A., mathematics, Cornell University