Program for Public Discourse
Department of Economics
Donna Gilleskie is a professor in the Economics Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned B.A.s in Economics and Mathematics from UNC in 1989, an M.A. in 1992, and her Ph.D., 1994, in economics from the University of Minnesota.
Donna’s research focuses on the health, health insurance decisions, and medical and non-medical care utilization of individuals and how these behaviors impact employment and education decisions and subsequent health over time.
Donna was awarded the international Health Economics Association’s Kenneth Arrow Award for the best published paper on health economics in 1998, Econometrica, 1998. She received the Faculty-to-Graduate Student Mentoring Award from the Carolina Women’s Leadership Council in 2014 and a University-wide Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction in 2019. She served as President of the Southern Economic Association in 2019 and is currently serving as chair of the Economics Department.