02/15/18 – Marketplace
Article explains how Philadelphia is inviting private organizations to operate safe injection sites in the city, quoting Professor Craig Garthwaite on how some sites could need housing and injection services for years, which could wipe out savings. “Even if we don’t save money, but we have fewer people dying, it doesn’t just need to show up in cost savings, it can show up in increased longevity and fewer people passing away.”
02/13/18 – WTTW
Article quotes Professor Amanda Starc on the potential implications of Medicaid cuts. Starc said she disagrees that the cuts will be good for the program and that it will cost states more to enforce the work requirements than it’ll save from the cuts.
02/10/18 – Poets & Quants
Article highlights insights from Professor Sarit Markovich on the issues that surround cryptocurrencies. Article also highlights as the NEST project, which Professor Kara Palamountain is a member of, and how the project recently won $15 million to help even preventable newborn deaths in Africa.
02/07/18 – Forbes
Article by Adjunct Professor Phil Levy examines the potential implications associated with a reduced trade deficit. Levy examines the common fallacy that reducing the trade deficit would actually lead to more jobs.
02/07/18 – The Wall Street Journal
Article by Visiting Professor Ben Harris discusses how to evaluate if you are getting a good value with your financial adviser. Harris highlights the difficulty in obtaining industry information on the different rates advisers charge.
01/31/18 – Forbes
Article by Adjunct Professor Phil Levy analyzes President Trump’s opinion on trade during his State of Union address. Levy said it is interesting that Trump did not mention NAFTA, the trade deal with South Korea, nor the Trans-Pacific Partnership in the address.
01/30/18 – New York Times
Article examining the plan for JPMorgan Chase, Berkshire Hathaway and Amazon to join forces to create a health care company, quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite, who said “It’s not going to transform the economy unless they then share all of those ideas and best practices with their competitors. That would not be good for long-term shareholder value for their firms.” Also covered in Vox and CNBC.com.
01/26/18 – Chicago Tribune
Article quotes Professor Ben Harris on corporations’ likely underlying motivations that accompany tax cuts. Harris said the tax cuts will help corporations with finding and keeping workers in a tight labor market.
01/23/18 – The Wall Street Journal
Article quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite, who said the Health Care Cost Institute did not account for inflation when making its report about increased inpatient spending. Garthwaite argues the increases would be smaller if the report used inflation-adjusted prices.
01/19/18 – The Hill
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott discusses the recent cryptocurrency crash and examines what’s next for the crypto market, if it can recover from current levels.
01/17/18 – Forbes
Article quotes Professor Craig Furfine, who says the FHFA increasing loan limits shows that housing prices have done well over the last year, since it is a lagging indicator of things going right with the economy.
01/17/18 – USA Today
Video interviews Professor Craig Garthwaite about looming Medicaid changes and the potential impact on identifying able-bodied people who can serve in the workforce, and need access to health care.
01/15/18 – Poets & Quants
Article highlights Professor Robert McDonald’s recent insights on blockchain technology. McDonald discusses how blockchain led to Bitcoin’s rise to prominence and how it could play a major role in the future of global finance.
01/14/18 – USA Today
Article quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite, who says health care deals will move the industry closer to a model where doctors and insurers are part of the same company. Also quoted in Vox.
01/11/18 – The Hill
Article by Visiting Professor Benjamin Harris argues that policymakers can narrow the wealth gap by increasing the return to work through spending on traditional education and strengthening training programs for mid-career workers. Harris also said it would be beneficial to boost federal minimum wage.
01/09/18 – CNBC.com
Article quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite on Medicare negotiations. "For Medicare negotiating to work, they would have to say that some drugs are not available because they are too expensive, effectively creating a single set of drugs available for the elderly…Frankly, that doesn't appear to be something that Americans are prepared for at this point."