Economics Family Weekend Panel Discussion on Health Care

Topics in Health Economics

October 26, 2012 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (already occurred)
Converse Hall, Cole Assembly Room

Alums Joel Hay ’74, Darius Lakdawalla ’95 and John Romley ’94 will hold a panel discussion on "Health Care: What to Do?"

Joel Hay '74 is professor and founding chair in the Department of Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy in the School of Pharmacy, with a joint appointment in the Department of Economics and in the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California. He is also a health economics research scholar at The UCLA Center for Vaccine Research. He is a founding Executive Board member of the American Society for Health Economics and of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Economics and Outcomes Research. He has authored or coauthored over 400 peer-reviewed scientific articles, abstracts, editorials and reports in the fields of pharmaceutical economics, health economics, outcomes research, disease management, statistics, econometrics, epidemiology and health care in journals, including more than 160 peer-reviewed scientific articles.

Darius Lakdawalla ’95 is an associate professor in the Price School of Public Policy and director of research at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, both at the University of California. His research includes the economics of risks to health and the organization of health care markets. He has published studies exploring the reasons behind the declining use of nursing homes by the elderly, rising rates of obesity in America, acceleration in the rate of new HIV infections and the growing disability among younger Americans. Lakdawalla’s work has been published in leading journals of economics, medicine and health policy.

John Romley '94 is research assistant professor at the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, adjunct economist at the RAND Corporation and Economist at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC. He is the author of numerous articles on health care and is managing editor of Forum for Health Economics and Policy at Berkeley Electronic Press.

This panel discussion is sponsored by the Department of Economics, Alumni and Parent Programs and the Lamont Fund.

Additional Info

A reception will follow in Converse Hall Lobby.

Contact Info

Ms. Jeanne E. Reinle
413-542-2249
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