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Dean Sally Blount '92 welcomes attendees to the first-ever Kellogg on Growth Forum on Nov. 10.

The Kellogg School of Management hosted its inaugural Kellogg on Growth Forum on Nov. 10

Kellogg hosts inaugural growth forum

First-ever Kellogg on Growth Forum brings together faculty, students and business leaders to discuss ways to inspire growth

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The promise and problems of drug-finding apps

11/12/15 – Marketplace
Article quotes Professor Leemore Dafny on the potential financial burden of mobile apps that offer consumers retail discounts and coupons from drug makers.

Amit Bouri '07 discussed the changes to impact investing Oct. 28 and 29 as part of the Beacon Capital Partners Executive in Residence program at the Kellogg School

Using capital to improve the world

11/04/15 – Amit Bouri ’07 discusses the challenges and opportunities within impact investing

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Health Care Companies in Merger Frenzy

10/29/15 – The New York Times
Professor Leemore Dafny comments on the latest round of mergers between health care companies including drug makers, hospital groups and insurers.

Prices Are Higher When Hospitals Buy Doctors’ Practices. That’s Set to Change.

10/28/15 – The New York Times
A study by Professors David Dranove and Chris Ody, which shows that mergers can drive up costs for privately insured patients, is referenced in this article.

Health co-ops' struggles could bring higher costs

10/20/15 – Marketplace
Professor Leemore Dafny comments on the Humana and Aetna healthcare insurance merger.

Weight Watchers soars after Oprah buys in

10/19/15 – CNBC
Professor Craig Garthwaite appeared on “Squawk on the Street” to discuss how the power of the Oprah brand factors into Oprah’s new Weight Watchers endorsement. He also discussed this topic in an Associated Press article, which was republished in Business Insider, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post and Chicago Tribune.

Who Pays Hospital Bills When Patients Can't?

10/13/15 – The Atlantic
Quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite, who said that a "floor-and-trade" system would mean that "we can increase the charity care provided to people falling through the cracks of the ACA in the most efficient way possible. It is also important to note that unlike a cap and trade policy this does not create industry wide cost, but instead shifts resources across hospitals.”

The Debate Over Drug Pricing

10/01/15 – NPR
Professor Craig Garthwaite was a guest on The Diane Rehm Show, where he discussed why drugs cost what they do and what can be done to lower prices for consumers.

Insurance CEOs again called before lawmakers

09/29/15 – Marketplace
Quotes Professor Leemore Dafny, who said that pledges from insurers don’t mean much. “It’s competition that we want to ensure that savings are passed through if they are realized,” she said.

When It Comes To Health Insurance Mergers, Bigger Is Not Going To Be Better

09/28/15 – Forbes
Quotes Professor Leemore Dafny, who said that the 1999 merger between Aetna and Prudential “resulted in reduced payments to providers and no evidence that those cost savings were passed on to consumers.”

Nikola Jakic '16

Society through business

09/23/15 – Kellogg’s 2016 McGowan Fellow will focus on ethical, enriching leadership

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Leemore Dafny

Dafny: 'We are paying a premium on our premiums'

09/22/15 – Former deputy director for the Federal Trade Commission appears before a U.S. Senate subcommittee on health insurance industry consolidation

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Jan Eberly

Jan Eberly named co-editor of leading policy publication

09/14/15 – Former chief economist for the U.S. Treasury will be the first woman to helm The Brookings Institution’s flagship economic journal

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How a tax on health plans may lead to higher wages

09/07/15 – Marketplace
Professor Leemore Dafny is quoted discussing impact of the Cadillac Tax, a provision under Obamacare that penalizes health insurance plans that are considered too generous.

Fighting Bad Guys With Health System Consolidation

08/28/15 – Forbes
This article quotes Professor Leemore Dafny on the topic of healthcare consolidation and the merits of affiliations among various health care providers across the continuum of care.

Why drugmakers are suddenly merging

08/20/15 – Marketplace
This article quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite on how we should be questioning whether or not the new model of incorporating startups into the pharmaceutical industry will be more expensive.

Bigger May Be Better for Health Insurers, but Doubts Remain for Consumers

08/02/15 – The New York Times

This article quotes Professor Leemore Dafny on how the consolidation of insurance companies has been shown to have an adverse impact on consumers. Professor Dafny was also quoted on this topic in Modern HealthcareHuman Resource Executive Online, andMemphis Daily News.

Reunion 2015

Kellogg Insight Live: Impact Investing

07/28/15 – Dave Chen '84 and Paul Christensen examine the benefits of impact investing

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Happy 50th Birthday, Medicare. Your Patients Are Getting Healthier

07/28/15 – NPR
This article quotes Professor Craig Gathwaite on how the recession has helped to slow rising health care costs.

The Regulatory Hurdles to Health Insurance Mergers

07/24/15 – The New York Times

This article cites Professor Leemore Dafny’s research on how insurance company mergers typically lead to higher premiums. Professor Dafny was also quoted on this topic in NPR, Los Angeles Times, San Jose Mercury News, Bloomberg BNA and American Economic Association.

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