03/08/18 – NPR
Article quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite on the potential Cigna acquisition of Express Scripts, saying the acquisition could be good for customers in health care because the interests of the companies that pay for medications will be aligned with the ones who pay the doctor and hospital bills. Also covered in The New York Times and WABE.
02/28/18 – New York Times
Article cites Professor Dean Karlan’s research on whether religious faith leads to healthy behaviors. Karlan said the findings were cautiously positive for the power of religion. Karlan’s research was also covered in The Economist.
02/27/18 – Forbes
Article by Adjunct Professor Phil Levy analyzes the differing opinions of the Department of Commerce and Department of Defense on the importance of steel production for national security.
02/23/18 – The Hill
Article by Visiting Professor Ben Harris looks back at how Barack Obama dealt with the struggling economy he inherited, setting up the stable and blossoming economy that President Trump was handed.
02/15/18 – Marketplace
Article explains how Philadelphia is inviting private organizations to operate safe injection sites in the city, quoting Professor Craig Garthwaite on how some sites could need housing and injection services for years, which could wipe out savings. “Even if we don’t save money, but we have fewer people dying, it doesn’t just need to show up in cost savings, it can show up in increased longevity and fewer people passing away.”
02/13/18 – WTTW
Article quotes Professor Amanda Starc on the potential implications of Medicaid cuts. Starc said she disagrees that the cuts will be good for the program and that it will cost states more to enforce the work requirements than it’ll save from the cuts.
02/10/18 – Poets & Quants
Article highlights insights from Professor Sarit Markovich on the issues that surround cryptocurrencies. Article also highlights as the NEST project, which Professor Kara Palamountain is a member of, and how the project recently won $15 million to help even preventable newborn deaths in Africa.
02/07/18 – Forbes
Article by Adjunct Professor Phil Levy examines the potential implications associated with a reduced trade deficit. Levy examines the common fallacy that reducing the trade deficit would actually lead to more jobs.
02/07/18 – The Wall Street Journal
Article by Visiting Professor Ben Harris discusses how to evaluate if you are getting a good value with your financial adviser. Harris highlights the difficulty in obtaining industry information on the different rates advisers charge.
01/31/18 – Forbes
Article by Adjunct Professor Phil Levy analyzes President Trump’s opinion on trade during his State of Union address. Levy said it is interesting that Trump did not mention NAFTA, the trade deal with South Korea, nor the Trans-Pacific Partnership in the address.
01/30/18 – New York Times
Article examining the plan for JPMorgan Chase, Berkshire Hathaway and Amazon to join forces to create a health care company, quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite, who said “It’s not going to transform the economy unless they then share all of those ideas and best practices with their competitors. That would not be good for long-term shareholder value for their firms.” Also covered in Vox and CNBC.com.
01/26/18 – Chicago Tribune
Article quotes Professor Ben Harris on corporations’ likely underlying motivations that accompany tax cuts. Harris said the tax cuts will help corporations with finding and keeping workers in a tight labor market.
01/23/18 – The Wall Street Journal
Article quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite, who said the Health Care Cost Institute did not account for inflation when making its report about increased inpatient spending. Garthwaite argues the increases would be smaller if the report used inflation-adjusted prices.