• Ph.D. in Economics, Syracuse University, 1969
  • MPA, Syracuse University, 1965
  • B.A. in English, Princeton University, 1963
Teaching Areas
  • Social Policy
  • Economics

David Warner’s major research and teaching interests are in health finance, health policy and economics. A graduate of Princeton University and Syracuse University, he previously taught at Wayne State University and Yale University and was deputy director of the Office of Program Analysis at the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. In addition to his courses in health care finance and state health policy, he has directed a number of student policy research projects on issues as diverse as the health of Mexican Americans in South Texas, diabetes policy in Texas, cross border health insurance and mental health policy. Professor Warner has served as a consultant to a number of organizations in the health sector and for six years served on the board of Brackenridge Hospital in Austin and was chairman of the Texas Diabetes Council. At UT Austin and the LBJ School, he has served as acting director of the Center for Health and Social Policy, as a member of the advisory board of the Hogg Foundation, as chair of the Student Health Center Advisory Board, and as a member of many committees and study groups. Professor Warner’s publications include an edited volume “Toward New Human Rights” and several monographs.

Media Expertise
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Economics
  • Healthcare


NewsJuly 25, 2012
Affordable Care Act Is Here to Stay

The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act means that changes already implemented will remain and projected changes in availability of insurance, penalties for those who do not obtain coverage, changes in taxes and fees and optional expansion of state Medicaid programs will all proceed as legislated in 2010.

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NewsJuly 28, 2012
LBJ School Faculty Explore Policy Implications of Landmark Supreme Court Rulings

LBJ School faculty members delve into the greater ramifications of the recent Supreme Court rulings on the Affordable Health Care Act, immigration and mandatory life sentences for juvenile offenders. For state lawmakers and policymakers, the rulings mark just the beginning of what, in some cases, represent major, sweeping changes to state laws and policies.

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NewsFebruary 8, 2013
83rd Texas State Legislature Faculty Experts Guide

The 83rd Texas State Legislature is in full swing and while the state budget, education finance and redistricting are set to be the most pressing issues that the legislature will tackle, myriad of other issues are likely to come before the session. Faculty experts from the LBJ School of Public Affairs are available to discuss policy and political issues from a variety of perspectives.

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