How policy affects real people (podcast) – 11/21/16
This podcast on American drug pricing explores the benefits and drawbacks of a national policy decision not to regulate prescription drugs. Craig Garthwaite, the Co-Director of Kellogg School of Management's Health Enterprise Management Program, explains that the American people cannot ignore the impending sacrifices they will have to endure if Medicare does manage to decrease drug prices. Lower drug prices means less new and continued drug research and innovation. Craig highlights the need to find an appropriate innovation to price tradeoff that Americans are willing to accept.
The Houston Chronicle
Richards-Kortum, Oden, Palamountain: All babies deserve a chance to survive – 11/18/16
Article co-written by Professor Kara Palamountain discusses the issue of premature birth - now the world's leading cause of death for children. This year, more than 1 million babies will die simply because they were born too soon and progress to improve newborn survival is frustratingly slow. The authors noted that World Prematurity Day was commemorated last week, and stated that we can do better, and have the global resources to do so, when it comes to premature births.
Chicago will always find a new tax – 11/17/16
Article (op-ed) written by Professor Joel Shalowitz offers his opinion on how the City Council’s decision to license pharmaceutical representatives to help address the opioid addiction problem is a case study in unnecessary, costly and ineffective government intervention.
How to make health insurance more like car insurance – 11/16/16
Article discusses the merits of policy changes in health insurance, such as removing traditional health insurance for the common, acute healthcare that’s handled by a primary care physician, thus making health insurance more like car insurance, and quotes Professor Joel Shalowitz on how patients will have reduced provider choice, but the tradeoff may be worth it, “If you have a more narrow network, you can obviously negotiate better rates."
Grubhub faces backlash after CEO's anti-Trump email to employees – 11/11/16
Article reports that Grubhub CEO Matt Maloney is facing a firestorm after speaking out against President-elect Donald Trump in an email to employees this week. Quotes Professor Nicholas Pearce, who says that forcing employees to agree with a leader's beliefs flies in the face of diversity and inclusion — though he said he did not think that was Maloney's intent.
Nightly Business Report
CNBC – 11/09/16
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.)
New York Times
When Should Charities Throw In Together? – 11/04/16
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.
Finance & Management
Seeking Out A New Route – 11/01/16
Article reports on five behavioral processes that can leave businesspeople in a state of inactivity, drawing on perspective from Professor Leigh Thompson. How should business problems be solved when a familiar solution no longer works?
Crain’s Chicago Business
Nonprofits missing the boat by not merging – 10/20/16
Article reports on findings in the new Metropolitan Chicago Nonprofit Merger Research Project, based on research from Professor Emeritus Don Haider and Kellogg’s Center for Nonprofit Management. The study revealed a trend toward proactive rather than reactive mergers, and predicted that human-services nonprofits will merge or otherwise collaborate, due to the expansion of Medicaid and the ascent of managed care.