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Nonprofits missing the boat by not merging

Nonprofits missing the boat by not merging

Crain’s on Don Haider’s study “Mergers as a Strategy for Success”

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Here's what happened when my health plan went belly up

09/13/16 – Crain’s Chicago Business
Article discusses the predicament that policyholders face after Land of Lincoln’s bankruptcy, quoting Professor Craig Garthwaite on the dynamics of health insurance markets.

It's not just Mylan. Time to spread some blame in the EpiPen debacle

08/31/16 – Crain’s Chicago Business
Article by Professor Craig Garthwaite discusses how regulators must concentrate their efforts on establishing―and maintaining―robust competitive generic drug markets.

Will the celebrity factor matter for Clinton or Trump?​​​

08/22/16 – USA Today
Article discusses the value of celebrity endorsements in the upcoming election and quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite’s research that looked at how Winfrey was responsible for moving around 1 million votes to Obama in his quest for the Democratic nomination.

We know we can't be Michael Phelps, so why do we care what brand he wears?​

08/19/16 – Chicago Tribune
Article discusses the return on investment when brands endorse celebrities. Professor Craig Garthwaite says that if there was a way to end the endorsement arms race, companies might gladly scale back.

Growth of charity races benefits runners and nonprofits alike​

07/15/16 – Chicago Tribune
Article reports on the rising popularity of hosting races and walks benefiting nonprofit organizations and quotes Professor Liz Livingston Howard on how technology is one of the main reasons the "a-thons" have grown in popularity.

How Anxiety Affects CEO Decision Making

07/15/16 – Harvard Business Review
Article reports on the rising popularity of hosting races and walks benefiting nonprofit organizations and quotes Professor Liz Livingston Howard on how technology is one of the main reasons the "a-thons" have grown in popularity.


Will healthcare exchanges work in the long run?

05/27/16 – Speakers and panelists discuss the future of public and private exchanges at this year’s MacEachern Symposium

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Health Insurer Deals Face Market Review That Felled Past Tie-Ups

05/23/16 – Bloomberg
Article quotes Professor Leemore Dafny, who says that health insurers offering commercial policies and coverage under the Medicare Advantage program have become more dominant as their market shares have increased.

Kellogg honored four of its alumni May 12 for their contributions to society as well as their commitment to the school.

Alumni celebrated for impact on society and Kellogg

05/13/16 – Quartet of alumni honored at this year’s “With Gratitude” awards

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A Pennsylvania hospital merger fight could be the first of many

05/11/16 – Marketplace
Article quotes Professor Leemore Dafny in an article discussing how the FTC recently appealed a federal court ruling to block a merger of two healthcare providers in Pennsylvania.

Addressing a filled auditorium at the Donald P. Jacobs Center, former Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered an extensive talk on the U.S. economy, the 2008 financial crisis and recovering from one of the greatest recessions in American history.

Northwestern hosts former Fed chair

05/03/16 – Ben Bernanke speaks to a full house on banks, bailouts, and moving forward

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Study says health care pricing tools aren't driving down costs

05/03/16 – Marketplace
Article quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite, who says that few people shop for lower health insurance prices because plans lacked the right financial incentives.

Study: 7 of 10 most profitable US hospitals are nonprofits

05/02/16 – Associated Press
Article reports on new data saying that seven of the 10 most profitable U.S. hospitals are nonprofits. According to Professor Craig Garthwaite, the new study may put more public pressure on hospitals to help lower the growth of health care spending. Article also published in Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Crain's Chicago Business, The New York Times and Business Insider.

Pharmaceutical pricing model past its expiration date

03/28/16 – Crain’s Chicago Business
Article criticizes current pharmaceutical pricing models, citing information from Professor Craig Garthwaite on how prices are set.

Hospital mergers within state borders drive up costs

03/21/16 – Marketplace
Article reports on a paper by Professor Leemore Dafny that provides definitive proof that cross-market hospital mergers tend to hurt employers and consumers.

How Pitbull Could Save America from Donald Trump

03/15/16 – Broadly
Quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite, who said, "In certain circumstances, celebrities can have a lot of influence, especially when the endorser has a core demographic who would support the same platforms they do when voting."

West Virginia hospital deal in national spotlight

03/04/16 – Marketplace
If new legislation in West Virginia passes, the state could become home to massive hospital monopolies. Article quotes Professor Leemore Dafny, who says, “This legislation is a marker. It’s the start of providers digging in and trying to protect themselves from laws that are designed to protect us, the end consumer.”

What I've Learned About Leadership

03/04/16 – Council of Nonprofits
Brian Pinero shares his experience in Allstate's Greater Good Nonprofit Leaders program at Kellogg.

What Apple’s Standoff With the FBI Says About Leadership

03/01/16 – Fortune
Article by Professor Harry Kraemer discusses how values-based leadership includes taking time to understand the multiple perspectives surrounding any issue. In the case of Apple, it appears CEO Tim Cook is trying to determine the right actions for his company and its customers.

The Business of Healthcare: MBA Programs that Best Prepare Students to Tackle a Challenging Industry

02/24/16 – Health Affairs Blog
Article by Professors Leemore Dafny and Christopher Ody reports on their research that found no evidence of greater product innovation in more concentrated insurance markets.

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