Economic Epidemiology was launched in the 1990s. Where does it stand today? Watch our discussion from Friday, May 27, for our virtual conference “Economic Epidemiology and the COVID Pandemic.”

Speakers include the Initiative on Enabling Choice and Competition’s Program Directors Tomas J. Philipson and Casey B. Mulligan, as well as Michael Kremer, David Gray, and Dirk Krueger. Jennifer Manor ​ Associate Director Initiative on Enabling Choice & Competition Program on Foundational Research The University of Chicago 847-767-5775 |

Past Events

The Role of Technological Change in Driving Health Trends

Friday, May 7, 2021

9:00am – 9:45am

Introduction; The Diffusion of New Technologies:
The Case of Illicit Fentanyl

Casey B. Mulligan and Tomas J. Philipson, University of Chicago

9:45am – 10:30am

Why Do Pharmaceutical R&D Costs Rise Faster Than New Drug Approvals? Evidence from Medicare Part D

Darius Lakdawalla, University of Southern California

10:30am – 11:15am

When Does Product Liability Risk Chill Innovation? Evidence from Medical Implants

Hong Luo, Harvard University

11:30am – 12:15pm

How Does Technological Change Affect Quality Adjusted Prices in Health Care

Kristopher Hult, University of Chicago

12:45pm – 1:30pm

Price Indices and the Value of Innovation with Heterogeneous Patients

Claudio Lucarelli, Wharton School

1:30pm – 2:15pm

The Impact of Biomedical Innovation on Longevity and Health

Frank Lichtenberg, Columbia University

3:00pm – 3:10pm

Panel Discussion: Necessary Research

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