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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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From Chocolate to Coffee: Addressing Poverty Along the Supply Chain​

11/30/16 – Huffington Post
Article written by Professor Megan Kashner discusses how to address poverty along the supply with tools such as the Progress out of Poverty Index, a statistically-normed tool used by organizations and businesses to track the economic progress out of poverty by individuals and families in a particular community or supply chain network.

Anthem-Cigna Deal Seen by U.S. Economist as Risk to Competition

11/28/16 – Bloomberg
Article quotes Professor David Dranove, who served as a witness in the U.S. government’s lawsuit to block the proposed Anthem-Cigna $48 billion merger. “The merger will harm competition in the market for national accounts” as well as in states where Anthem operates, he said. Coverage also appeared in Politico, Insurance Journal, Law360 and Healthcare Dive.

A new Vox podcast about how policy affects real people

11/21/16 – Vox
Professor Craig Garthwaite discusses the threshold for drug price versus innovation--how comfortable should Americans be paying higher prices for drugs to get more innovation? What is more important: continued drug innovation or more accessible drugs?

Richards-Kortum, Oden, Palamountain: All babies deserve a chance to survive

11/18/16 – Houston Chronicle
Op-ed co-authored by Research Associate Professor Kara Palamountain '04 illustrating the link between infant survival rates and economic development in poorer nations.

New Kellogg courses address emerging global business issues, expand dynamic programming

11/10/16 – 11 new courses emerge from Kellogg’s cross-disciplinary strategic initiatives and academic departments

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11/09/16 – Nightly Business Report
Segment features Professor Craig Garthwaite discussing what's next for the Affordable Care Act under a Trump presidency. (See the 20:20 mark of the video clip for this interview.)

When Should Charities Throw In Together?

11/04/16 – New York Times
Sometimes, merging individual charitable organizations can have a greater impact on the people served if they start with a focus on the mission. However, the process of merging may not be so simple--challenges with organizational pride and change in leadership can create hurdles. But ultimately, strong mergers can create even stronger societal impacts, according to a study co-authored by Professor Don Haider.

Here's what happened when my health plan went belly up

09/13/16 – Crain’s Chicago Business
Article discusses the predicament that policyholders face after Land of Lincoln’s bankruptcy, quoting Professor Craig Garthwaite on the dynamics of health insurance markets.

It's not just Mylan. Time to spread some blame in the EpiPen debacle

08/31/16 – Crain’s Chicago Business
Article by Professor Craig Garthwaite discusses how regulators must concentrate their efforts on establishing―and maintaining―robust competitive generic drug markets.

Will the celebrity factor matter for Clinton or Trump?​​​

08/22/16 – USA Today
Article discusses the value of celebrity endorsements in the upcoming election and quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite’s research that looked at how Winfrey was responsible for moving around 1 million votes to Obama in his quest for the Democratic nomination.

We know we can't be Michael Phelps, so why do we care what brand he wears?​

08/19/16 – Chicago Tribune
Article discusses the return on investment when brands endorse celebrities. Professor Craig Garthwaite says that if there was a way to end the endorsement arms race, companies might gladly scale back.

Growth of charity races benefits runners and nonprofits alike​

07/15/16 – Chicago Tribune
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.

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.


Will healthcare exchanges work in the long run?

05/27/16 – Speakers and panelists discuss the future of public and private exchanges at this year’s MacEachern Symposium

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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.