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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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Kentucky, Maryland Point to Benefits of State-Operated Health Marketplaces

09/08/14 – Bloomberg BNA
Article reports on the State-Based Health Insurance Exchanges forum sponsored by Kellogg. Quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite, who said, “We know that in states that did both the Medicaid expansion and exchanges, we saw the biggest declines in the rates of the uninsured.”

Full of ideas, Don Berwick looks for traction

09/03/14 – Boston Globe
Quotes Professor Joel Shalowitz, who said that Berwick didn’t invent anything per se, but he highlighted the need for management techniques in the highly complex medical field.

What Happens When Health Plans Compete

09/01/14 – The New York Times
Article cites research by Professor Leemore Dafny that found that if United Healthcare, the nation’s largest insurer, had participated in exchanges, premiums would have been 5.4 percent lower.

Illinois exchange on 3 additional insurers' radar for 2015

08/21/14 – Chicago Tribune
Quotes Professor Leemore Dafny, who said that plans like the ones that IlliniCare will offer "are going to play heavily at the low end of the market, and frankly, that's where most people have been buying plans nationwide.”

Ice Bucket Challenge heats up fundraising in the suburbs

08/19/14 – Daily Herald
Quotes Liz Livingston Howard, Kellogg’s director of nonprofit executive education, who said that the Ice Bucket Challenge creates “a dialogue that gets people to ask questions.”

Millennial Recruitment and Impact Investing

08/19/14 – Huffington Post

Article lists b-schools that offer courses on social enterprise, impact investing or sustainability, including HBS, Wharton, Kellogg, Booth, Stern, Stanford, Columbia and Ross. Also mentions Kellogg’s Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge.

Nearly 1 in 6 Blue Cross patients in Illinois to be assigned to new managed care groups

08/05/14 – Crain’s Chicago Business
Quotes Professor Leemore Dafny, who said that Blue Cross wants “to contract with organizations that can bear the risk and appear likely to deliver better care as a result.”

Studies: Thank the recession for the health spending slowdown

08/04/14 – The Washington Post Wonkblog

Article reports on research by Professors David Dranove and Craig Garthwaite that found that the slumping economy accounted for 70 percent of the slowdown in health care spending from 2008-2011.  Also covered by Business Insider.

Experts call on judge to block Partners’ hospital takeovers

07/24/14 – Boston Globe
Article reports on a petition co-written by Professor Leemore Dafny that aims to block Partners HealthCare System’s planned takeovers of South Shore Hospital and Hallmark Health System, claiming it is unlikely to contain rising medical costs.

Each of these Hepatitis C pills cost $1,000. That's actually a great deal.

07/16/14 – Vox
Quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite, who said that pharmaceutical companies often are criticized when such important drugs are expensive, but “this is an actual innovation, and that is something that they should get a reward for.”

In ACO era, physicians will still play a leading—but changing—role

07/12/14 – Modern Healthcare
Article written by Professor David Dranove reflecting on "The Future of the Physician," which was the theme of the 2014 MacEachern Symposium.

Revving Our Engines: 10 Lessons From Launching an Impact Accelerator

06/24/14 – Huffington Post
Article by Professor Jamie Jones offers advice based on her experience founding Impact Engine, an accelerator program that supports for-profit businesses with an integrated societal or environmental mission.

We think our enemies are idiots, and that’s a problem

06/16/14 – The Washington Post
Article by Professor Adam Waytz explains how the “lesser minds problem” may be to blame for the lack of compromise between political opponents.

Outside Opinion: Gatorade's Twitter miscue shouldn't scare executives

06/15/14 – Chicago Tribune
Op-ed by Professor Brayden King and Northwestern professor Eszter Hargittai argues that although potential controversies may tempt companies to avoid social media, they should actually use it more to gain better control of their reputations.

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Navigating health care under the ACA

06/06/14 – Speakers and panelists chart a path at this year’s MacEachern Symposium

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More ACA Insurers Could Help Brokers Enroll More Consumers

05/27/14 – Insurance Networking News
Article reports on a study by Professors Leemore Dafny and Christopher Ody that found that if all US insurers had participated in their respective markets, premiums on the federal healthcare exchange would have been 11.1 percent lower.

Why It's Good That Disney Is Giving Away a Fortune

05/27/14 – The Motley Fool
Article cites Kellogg research, which found that companies whose spending on corporate and social responsibility programs exceeds investor expectations tend to enjoy positive stock returns.

One Reason Health Insurance Premiums Vary So Much

05/15/14 – New York Times
Professor Leemore Dafny on how the lack of competition in health plans drives up the prices.

Seeing Human

05/13/14 – Slate
Op-ed by Professor Adam Waytz about people’s ability to “see humanness on a spectrum” as technology has become more humanlike. His research on driverless cars found that the more humanlike the car was, the more people considered the car to be intelligent and trustworthy.

Non-profit uses crowdfunding to launch a preschool

05/13/14 – WBEZ
Quotes Professor Liz Howard, who said, “This particular online initiative enables you to spread the word farther and gain donors and stakeholders from a broader, more diverse geographic area.”