Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy

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In this episode, Murphy and Malani discuss the adverse selection that occurs when all people are required to get insurance and pay the same rates, regardless of their health status.

July 17, 2018

Discussion Section: Economic Analysis of Healthcare, Part 2 - Challenges with Community Rating

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Murphy and Malani broadly describe and discuss the primary impact of the ACA on health care provision, as well as legislative attempts to roll back growth in Medicaid expenditures.

July 17, 2018

Discussion Section: Economic Analysis of Health Insurance, Part 1 - ACA / Obamacare

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According to Malani, when determining the value of medical technologies, including drugs, it is also important to consider the value of technology for healthy individuals who also stand to benefit.

July 17, 2018

Discussion Section: The Economics of Innovation, Part 2 - Recent Work on Risk and Health

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Malani discusses how insurance can influence innovation by holding down costs for consumers while still providing the returns that generate important research from drug companies.

July 17, 2018

Discussion Section: The Economics of Innovation, Part 2 - Recent Work on Risk and Health

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In this second episode on incentives and the value of economic thinking, Steven Levitt and Kevin Murphy discuss the value of storytelling to educate people about economic principles and how they inform decision-making.

May 31, 2018

Discussion Section: Understanding Incentives, Part 2, featuring Steven Levitt

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