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Former Secretary of the Treasury Larry Summers in conversation with Prof. Janice Eberly

Lawrence Summers

Larry Summers delivers the Susan Bies Lecture on Economics and Public Policy

The former Secretary of the Treasury spoke with Kellogg’s Janice Eberly

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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.

How the One Acre Fund became a $50M social enterprise

10/16/15 – DevexImpact
How the One Acre Fund has grown exponentially in less than 10 years

The $18 trillion problem the Democrats missed during the debate

10/14/15 – Fortune
Article by Professor Nicola Persico argues that the democratic debate failed to expose the candidates’ thinking on the issue of government debt and revenue sources. The candidates were not required to provide a realistic vision for the economic role of government in America.

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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What Cuba’s new wave of entrepreneurs need to know

09/19/15 – Fortune
Article by Professor Russell Walker highlights the importance of importation and access to capital for many Cuban entrepreneurs.

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.

Kellogg Insight Live

How productivity leads to economic growth

09/04/15 – Watch Jan Eberly, Kellogg professor and former chief economist for the U.S. Treasury, share her perspective

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Here’s how ethical business can be good business, too

08/29/15 – Quartz
This article cites information from Professor Phil Kotler’s recent book, Marketing 3.0, which says that consumers are looking for meaning in the products and services that they buy.

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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