Marika Cabral is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Professor Cabral’s research covers a range of topics in health economics and public finance. Much of her research focuses on understanding the role of market failures, the impacts of incentive design, and the consequences of government intervention in health-related insurance markets. In 2019, she was awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER award. She was awarded the National Tax Association Dissertation Award in 2011 and the International Health Economics Association Arrow Award for “the best paper in health economics published in 2017”. She obtained her Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University in 2011, and she obtained her B.A. in economics and applied mathematics from the University of California San Diego in 2006.