Healthcare Markets Conference 2015

Agenda for the Fourth Annual Healthcare Markets Conference
May 13-14, 2015

May 13: Kellogg School of Management

6:00pm Cocktails
7:00pm Dinner

James L. Allen Center
2169 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

May 14: Kellogg School of Management
James L. Allen Center
2169 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Continental Breakfast


Why is Health Care Spending on the Privately Insured in Grand Junction, Colorado So High? Prices, Competition, and Health Care Spending

Zack Cooper, Yale University
Stuart Craig, Yale University
Martin Gaynor, Carnegie Mellon University
John Van Reenen, London School of Economics


Physician Concentration and Negotiated Prices: Evidence from State Law Changes

Kurt Lavetti, Ohio State University
Naomi Hausman, Hebrew University

10:40AM    Break


Estimating the Heterogeneous Welfare Effects of Choice Architecture: An Application to the Medicare Prescription Drug Insurance Market

Jonathan Ketcham, Arizona State University
Nicolai Kuminoff, Arizona State University
Christopher Powers, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Center for Strategic Planning/DDSG




Panel Discussion: Vertical Integration: What the Providers, Regulators, and even the Economists are Missing 

David Dranove, Northwestern University
Henry Allen, American Medical Association

1:50 PM

The Effect of Narrow Provider Networks on Health Care Use

Anthony LoSasso, University of Illinois at Chicago
Alicia Atwood, University of Illinois at Chicago

2:40PM    Break


Simulating Hospital Merger Simulations

David J. Balan, Federal Trade Commission
Keith Brand, Federal Trade Commission


When Competition Hinders Transparency: Evidence from the Pharmaceutical Industry

Fanny Camara, Toulouse School of Economics


Presentation of the Mark A Satterthwaite Award for Outstanding Research in Healthcare Markets