Michael Weinberg
Bay Area Council Economic Institute

Dr. Weinberg is currently President of the Economic Institute at the Bay Area Council. In this role, he manages a team of professional researchers who produce world class economic and policy analysis and insight. The Council is an organization backed by hundreds of the largest employers in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. It advocates for a strong, sustainable, equitable economy and a better quality of life for everyone who lives in the region.

Economic opportunity, affordable housing, reliable transportation, and lifelong learning are the pillars of personal and community health. Dr. Weinberg’s own research and advocacy focuses on improving these “social determinants” of health as well as on expanding access to high quality, affordable healthcare. Since 2001, he has also been the CEO of Healthy Systems Project a firm that delivers policy and market intelligence and strategic guidance in the areas of healthcare and economic development to a range of corporate, association, public, and nonprofit clients. Before coming to the Council, Micah was Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation.

Dr. Weinberg’s writing has appeared in diverse outlets from Politico to Policy Studies Journal, and he has appeared on Fox News and NPR. He has written and lectured extensively about health system transformation with a particular focus on the insurance market reforms of the Affordable Care Act. He is expert on state-based health insurance exchanges including Covered California as well as private exchanges and purchasing strategies of public programs and self- and fully-insured large and small businesses.

He holds a doctoral degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated with honors from Princeton University with a degree in Politics. He serves on the advisory boards of the Covered California SHOP Exchange, the Insure the Uninsured Project, and the Masters of Public Administration program at the University of San Francisco, and is on the Corporate and Distinguished Partners Team of the American Cancer Society. He was honored as 40 under 40 by the San Francisco Business Times in 2016.