Warner, David C. | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
  • 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. His publications include an edited volume "Toward New Human Rights" and several monographs.

Media Expertise
  • Health Care Policy
  • Economics
  • Health Care


FeatureFebruary 27, 2017
Alumni Spotlight: Matthew Randazzo (MPAff '03), CEO of the National Math and Science Initiative

Matthew came to the LBJ School with an interest in education and social policy. He appreciates that while he was able to study education policy, LBJ gave him a breadth of knowledge and tools for his career, especially his ability to learn.

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FeatureNovember 29, 2016
The David Warner Graduate Fellowship Endowment

The David Warner Graduate Fellowship Endowment will commemorate Dr. Warner's more than 40 years of service and reduce the financial burden of LBJ School graduate students. Click here to find out more.

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NewsAugust 5, 2014
In-depth analysis of Affordable Care Act implementation in Texas released by LBJ School

Researchers at the LBJ School of Public Affairs have released a report that offers an in-depth analysis of the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Texas. This report, which is part of a national effort, provides detailed background information on the history of the Affordable Care Act in Texas. In addition, it focuses on the impact of the ACA on Medicaid, CHIP, immigrant workers and the self-employed.

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