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

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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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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.

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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.

Anthem-Cigna Deal Tied to Rival Mergers in Antitrust Review

07/24/15 – Bloomberg Business
This article quotes Leemore Dafny on how Anthem and Aetna's takeovers will reduce possible future competition.

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.

Will health insurance mergers help or hurt consumers?

07/23/15 – Marketplace

This article quotes Professor Leemore Dafny on how premiums historically rise when insurers merge. Professor Dafny was also quoted on this topic in Bloomberg, Reuters, Washington Post, Vox, International Business Times, Modern Healthcare and Insurance Business Magazine.

More competition is supposed to help consumers. That might not true with health insurance

07/06/15 – Washington Post

This article quotes Professor Leemore Dafny on how there is evidence from the past that shows premiums rise when insurers consolidate. Prof. Dafny’s research and thought leadership on this topic was also featured in Marketplace Radio, Huffington Post and Chicago Tribune this week.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's immigration comments

07/03/15 – CNN.com
Though many Americans believe newcomers to the country are more likely to commit crimes, research suggests the opposite is true. This article in Reason.com quotes Professor Jörg Spenkuch on how the rate of violent crimes remains essentially unaffected by an increase in immigration.

Aetna announces deal to buy Humana

07/03/15 – Marketplace
This article quotes Professor Leemore Dafny on how consolidation has led to increases in provider prices and health insurance premiums.

Who Will Benefit From Health Insurance Mergers? Not You, The Consumer

07/01/15 – Hartford Courant
This article quotes Professor Leemore Dafny on how historically insurance premiums go up after mergers in the health sector.

DOJ Girds for Strict Review of Any Health-Insurer Mergers

06/28/15 – The Wall Street Journal
This article quotes Professor Leemore Dafny on how insurance companies may not pass on to consumers the benefits of any hospital discounts they achieve from health-insurer consolidation.

Better together?

06/27/15 – Economist
Professor Leemore Dafny on how her research shows that consolidation in insurance markets has led to increases in health insurance premiums.

With Obamacare upheld, health care firms exhale

06/25/15 – Marketplace
This article quotes Professor Leemore Dafny on insurance companies' hopes that being bigger will help them navigate the new waters of health care

Can an Algorithm Hire Better Than a Human?

06/25/15 – New York Times
This article quotes Professor Lauren Rivera on how relying on demographic characteristics to define “good fit” for a company when hiring employees can lead to discrimination.

Investors Riding Health Insurer Deal Wave as ETF Flows Swell

06/23/15 – Bloomberg Business
This article quotes Leemore Dafny on how consolidation among insurers has historically led to higher premiums.

Health Insurers Seen in Merger Race to Win Antitrust Approval

06/23/15 – Bloomberg Business
This article quotes Leemore Dafny on how consolidation among insurers has historically led to higher premiums.

Anthem confident, but experts see antitrust hurdles to Cigna deal

06/22/15 – Reuters

This article quotes Professor Leemore Dafny on how insurers don’t compete the way they should and premiums are higher than they should be. She says insurance consolidation is unlikely to lead to lower premiums. Professor Dafny’s research and thought leadership on this topic was also published this week in Bloomberg Business (articles one, two and three), The Economist, Marketplace Radio, Minnesota Public Radio, The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.