Save the Date: October 30, 2009
The 2009 Malcolm T. MacEachern Lecture will be on October 30, 2009, featuring Professor Joseph P. Newhouse, PhD, is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Policy and Management at Harvard University, director of the Division of Health Policy Research and Education, chair of the Committee on Higher Degrees in Health Policy, and director of the Interfaculty Initiative in Health Policy. He is a member of the faculties of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, and Faculty of Arts and Sciences, as well as a faculty research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He received BA and PhD degrees in economics from Harvard University. Following his bachelor’s degree, he was a Fulbright scholar in Germany. Dr. Newhouse spent the first 20 years of his career at RAND, where he designed and directed the RAND Health Insurance Experiment, which studied the consequences of different ways of financing medical services. From 1981 to 1985, he was head of the RAND Economics Department.
In 1981 Dr. Newhouse became the founding editor of the Journal of Health Economics, which he continues to edit. He is a current member of the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine and a past member of the editorial board of the Journal of Economic Perspectives. He has been elected to the Institute of Medicine and has served two terms on its governing council. He has also been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is among the 250 most-cited authors in the fields of economics and business, using citations to articles published between 1981 and 1999.
Dr. Newhouse was the first recipient of the David N. Kershaw Award and Prize of the Association for Public Policy and Management in 1983, which honors persons under 40 who have made a distinguished contribution to the field of public policy analysis and management.. In 2000 Dr. Newhouse and his coauthors received the first Zvi Griliches award for Are Medical Prices Declining?, and he gave the Chung Hua Lectures in Taipei. In 2001 he and his coauthors won the Kenneth J. Arrow Award for How Does Managed Care Do It?; in 2003 he won the Paul A. Samuelson Certificate of Excellence from TIAA-CREF for Pricing the Priceless.
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