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The Health Sector and the Economy 2017

October 21, 2017

9:00am 4:30pm

Saieh Hall, Room 021
Tomas Philipson, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
Casey Mulligan, University of Chicago

The second annual conference organized by the Health Economics Initiative will bring together scholars pursuing research that combines theoretical and empirical analysis to examine the function of health care markets and the impact of health policies. The conference will also aim to foster a community for collaboration and evaluation of current research.

The Health Sector and the Economy 2017 conference will feature the following topics and presenters:

Depression for Economics
Jonathan de Quidt, Stockholm University Institute for International Economic Studies

The Opioid Epidemic
Chris Ruhm, University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

A Ricardian-Demand Explanation for Changing Pharmaceutical R&D Productivity
Mark Pauly, University of Pennsylvania Wharton Health Care Management

Topic to be announced
Guy David, University of Pennsylvania Wharton Health Care Management

Adjusting National Accounting for Health: Is the Business Cycle Countercyclical?
Mark Egan, University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management

The NIH and the Incentive by Scientists to Try Out New Ideas in Biomedicine
Jay Bhattacharya, Stanford University School of Medicine

Equilibrium Provider Networks: Bargaining and Exclusion in Health Care Markets
Robin Lee, Harvard University Department of Economics

October 21, 2017 - 9:00am 4:30pm
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