Joel Hay ’74 will be presenting a research seminar on “Optimal Health Care Resource Allocation with and without Uncertainty.” Hay 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. Hay is participating in Amherst College Department of Economics' Family Weekend events on health economics. In addition to the Department of Economics, the event's sponsors include Alumni and Parent Programs and the Lamont Fund.