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Craig Garthwaite, an assistant professor of strategy at Kellogg, addresses attendees during the 2016 MacEachern Symposium.


Will healthcare exchanges work in the long run?

Speakers and panelists discuss the future of public and private exchanges at this year’s MacEachern Symposium

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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.

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.

New Health Care Symposium: No Evidence That Insurance Market Consolidation Leads To Greater Innovation

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.

Nonprofit Leaders Get Free Management Training at Northwestern U

02/18/16 – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Article profiles the Allstate Foundation’s Greater Good Nonprofit Leaders Program, which includes nine months of in-person instruction at Kellogg, one-on-one executive coaching, and $5,000 in discretionary money for complementary professional development purposes.

New Drug Ads Tout Serious Conditions, Costly Treatments

02/16/16 – The Wall Street Journal
Quotes Professor Tim Calkins, who said, “Direct-to-patient marketing really grew up promoting drugs that had very broad patient populations. Now that is all shifting and we’re seeing ads run for very specialized products.”

Moran Cerf, an assistant professor of marketing at Kellogg and a professor of neuroscience at Northwestern, will discuss his research about dreams and behavior change at the 2016 TED Conference in Vancouver this February.

Moran Cerf talks about influencing people through dreams at TED2016 Conference

02/09/16 – Cerf discussed his research on dreams and behavior change at annual conference

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Professor Joel Shalowitz is interviewed

02/09/16 – WBEZ
Professor Joel Shalowitz is interviewed about why an increasing number of people in Illinois are getting health insurance coverage.

Sanders Has a Point: What Good Are Private Insurers?

02/04/16 – Bloomberg View
Article cites research by Professor Leemore Dafny that suggests the typical American with employer-sponsored (and employer-selected) insurance would be willing to give up 16 percent of her employer’s subsidy for coverage in return for the chance to use the subsidy toward a plan of her choosing. Also appeared in Chicago Tribune.

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