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