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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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Insurance Premiums on ACA Exchanges Could Rise Dramatically Next Year

06/21/15 – Healthline
This article quotes Professor David Dranove on how requests for large increases in health plans by insurers are not surprising.

Nightly Business Report

06/16/15 – CNBC
This segment, beginning at the 7-minute mark, interviews Professor Leemore Dafny on how a possible wave of consolidation in the insurance industry may impact consumers’ pockets. Read the transcript here.

Were you judged fairly at your last job interview?

06/15/15 – Fortune
This article by Professor Lauren Rivera discusses job discrimination in the 21st century. She says it usually operates through stereotypes that systemically distort how we evaluate job applicants, whether or not we believe these associations to be true.

Student Leadership Awards

2014-15 Student Leadership Awards

06/09/15 – Ceremony honors students and faculty for lasting contributions to Kellogg community

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Is Blue Cross’ parent company too big, or not big enough?

06/06/15 – Crain’s Chicago Business
Professor Leemore Dafny is quoted in an article that discusses how larger insurers enjoy many advantages over smaller rivals.

Tim Feddersen

Advancing the public good through research

04/24/15 – Kellogg Professor Timothy Feddersen named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Everywhere, hospitals are merging, but why should you care?

04/22/15 – Chicago Tribune
Article quotes Professor Leemore Dafny on hospital mergers. Too much market power is concentrated in the hands of too few large providers, she said, and she would be interested in learning more about how attorneys general can promote competition.

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property – the capital of the knowledge economy

04/20/15 – Nobel Laureate Jean Tirole and a panel of economists discuss the economics of patents, IP policies and innovation

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Shhh! Don't Tell Institutional Investors, but Sustainability Drives Returns in Real Assets

04/14/15 – Huffington Post
Article features Lecturer David Chen, who discusses his role as CEO of Equilibrium Capital and how he incorporates sustainability into his investments. Chen also comments on the importance of financial engineering being a huge force for social good.

Can the Chinese learn to fight pollution from Britain

04/10/15 – VOA
Article quotes Professor Nicola Persico on how Britain’s history of fighting pollution can offer some advice to China and China’s battle against pollution. He argues that today’s Chinese elites are troubled and harmed by pollution issues, and the situation is so bad that soon elites may wish to make the government more responsive to mass-demand for clean air and water. This article is written in Mandarin.

Everywhere, hospitals are merging — but why should you care?

04/01/15 – Harvard Health Publications
Article quotes Professor Leemore Dafny regarding hospitals merging all across America. Dafny believes that there is too much market power concentrated in the hands of too few large providers.

Are We Teaching Millennials to Be Amoral?

03/17/15 – Huffington Post
Quotes Professor Brayden King, who said that corporations are now writing their ethics statements in a more "descriptive, rather than prescriptive" manner to entice future employees.

Guide to MBA Case Competitions

03/14/15 – Poets & Quants
Article lists P&Q’s top 20 MBA case competitions, including the Kellogg Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition. Also notes that a Kellogg team won the Deloitte National Case Competition in January.

Kamala Harris calls Prime's bluff in hospital deal's collapse

03/13/15 – Los Angeles Times
Quotes Professor Leemore Dafny on the issue of a for-profit hospital model serving a low-income community. "In some cases, they might even be more efficient," she said. But it's also relatively rare to see for-profit hospitals offering expensive, unprofitable services.

New Case Competition Attracts Top Schools

03/13/15 – Poets & Quants
Article mentions the Kellogg Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition. Also mentions that Kellogg teams won the Wharton MBA Buyout Case Competition, Anderson’s entertainment business case competition and the MBA National Case Competition.

Nightly Business Report

03/03/15 – CNBC
Quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite on the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act. He said that adverse ruling out of the Supreme Court could cause the beginning of the end of the ACA in the states that chose to use the federal exchange rather than set up their own exchanges.

U.S. Fracking Boom Won't Bring Manufacturing Home: Analysts

03/01/15 – Forbes
Article mentions Kellogg’s 2015 Energy Conference, which focused on the impact of cheap gas and oil from the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, of shale.

Even U of C Medicine and Rush have health insurance problems

02/14/15 – Crain’s Chicago Business
Quotes Professor Leemore Dafny, who said that as patients have more insurance options and shoulder a higher share of the cost, they're more willing to tolerate restrictive plans. That makes insurers tough negotiators with hospitals and physicians.

2015 Youn Impact Scholars

Kellogg announces 2015 Youn Impact Scholars

02/11/15 – First two classes to meet this year to discuss opportunities for social change

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Hospital mergers continued to create larger systems in 2014

02/10/15 – Chicago Tribune
Quotes Professor Leemore Dafny, who said that merging can help hospitals gain more market clout to negotiate better rates from insurers, but when rival hospital systems in close proximity merge, patients are hurt when they raise prices.