Schaeffer Center Seminar Series Leemore Dafny

Leemore S. Dafny of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Healthcare Provider Consolidation: Facts, Myths, and Unknowns
Date:
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Time:  10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Location: The Schaeffer Center, VPD 302
RSVP to Devin Stambler, dstamble@healthpolicy.usc.edu 

About Leemore Dafney:
Leemore Dafny is a Professor of Strategy, the Herman Smith Research Professor in Hospital and Health Services, and Director of Health Enterprise Management (HEMA) at
Kellogg.  Her research examines competitive interactions among payers
and providers of healthcare services, and the intersection of industry
and public policy.  Dafny’s work has been published in journals such as
the American Economic Review and the New England Journal of Medicine,
and featured in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Bloomberg, and The
Washington Post.

Current projects include studies of consolidation
in the U.S. hospital industry and the kidney dialysis industry,
products and pricing on the public health insurance exchanges, copayment
coupons for prescription drugs, and the implications of for-profit
ownership of insurance companies.

Dafny graduated summa cum laude
from Harvard College and worked as a consultant with McKinsey &
Company prior to earning her PhD in economics from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology.  She has won several teaching awards as well as
Kellogg’s leading research prize, the Stanley Reiter Best Paper award.
Dafny is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic
Research, a Faculty Fellow at Northwestern’s Institute of Policy
Research, and a Board member of the American Society of Health
Economists and the Health Care Cost Institute.  

Dafny’s expertise
spans both the public and private sectors.  She currently serves on the
Panel of Health Advisers for the Congressional Budget Office.  In
2012-2013, she served as Deputy Director for Healthcare and Antitrust in
the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington,
DC.   Dafny advises companies, government agencies, and nonprofits on a
variety of issues including antitrust matters, strategic decisions, and
public policy.  

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