Professor Alain Enthoven is a distinguished professor at Stanford. The professor has been published in the subjects of Economics, organization, management and public policy of health care. He studies the causes of unsustainable growth in national health expenditures and the costs of health insurance, and possible strategies for moderating this growth while improving quality of care. His recent work is focused on the failings of employment-based health insurance and on proposals for market-based universal health insurance in the U.S.A. Enthoven holds degrees in Economics from Stanford, Oxford, and MIT. As a consultant to President Carter, he designed and proposed Consumer Choice Health Plan, a plan for universal health insurance based on managed competition in the private sector. He was winner of the Baxter Prize for Health Services Research and the winner of the Board of Directors Award of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Recently awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Public Policy by the RAND Graduate School.