Upcoming Events

On Friday, May 27, the University of Chicago Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics will be hosting a virtual conference titled “Economic Epidemiology and the COVID Pandemic.” Speakers to include the Initiative on Enabling Choice and Competition’s Program Directors Tomas J. Philipson and Casey B. Mulligan, as well as David Gray, Michael Kremer and Dirk Krueger. Please click on the following link to register for this event:

Webinar Registration – Zoom

To see the conference’s full schedule of events, please click here.



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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