Past Seminars

Fall 2018 – Spring 2019

Friday, September 21, 2018

Keith Ericson, an Associate Professor in Markets, Public Policy, and Law at Boston University, presented “Liquidity Constraints and the Value of Insurance“.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Dan Zeltzer is an Assistant Professor in Economics at Tel Aviv University. He presented “Why Is End-of-Life Spending So High? Evidence from Cancer Patients”. (With Ran Balicer, Liran Einav, Amy Finkelstein, Tzvi Shir, and Salomon Stemmer)

Friday, October 19, 2018

Mark Shepard, an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University presented “Subsidizing Health Insurance for Low-Income Adults: Evidence from Massachusetts“. (With Amy Finkelstein and Nathaniel Hendren)

Friday, October 26, 2018

Kate Bundorf is an Associate Professor in Health Research & Policy at Stanford University. The title of her presentation is “Machine-Based Expert Recommendations and Consumer Decision-Making: The Case of Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans”.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Ben Handel is Associate Professor in Economics at Berkeley. The title of his presentation is “Managing Intelligence: Skilled Experts and AI in Markets for Complex Products”.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Peter Zweifel is Professor Emeritus at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. He presented “Buying efficiency: an optimal hospital payment system in the presence of double upcoding”. (Co-author Simon Spika – Univ of Contance, Germany)

Friday, February 15, 2019

Jim Rebitzer, Professor in Markets, Public Policy, and Law at Boston University, presented on “Team Formation and Performance: Evidence from Healthcare Referral Networks”.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Kate Ho is a Professor of Economics at Princeton University. She presented “Health Insurance Menu Design: Managing the Spending-Coverage Tradeoff”. (Co-author: Robin S. Lee, Harvard)

Friday, March 29, 2019

Paul Gertler is Professor of Business and Public Health at UC Berkeley. The title of his presentation is “The Sweet Life: Long Term Effects of a Sugar-Rich Early Childhood” (with Tadeja Gracner, RAND).

Friday, May 3, 2019

Jonathan Gruber is the Ford Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has taught since 1992. He is also the Director of the Health Care Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and President of the American Society of Health Economists. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Social Insurance, and the Econometric Society. He has published more than 160 research articles, has edited six research volumes, and is the author of Public Finance and Public Policy, a leading undergraduate text, and Health Care Reform, a graphic novel.

The title of his talk is “Defensive Medicine: Evidence from Military Immunity”

Featured Faculty