Health Economics Workshop

The Health Economics Workshop (HEW) is an interdisciplinary workshop that features participants from the Social and Biological Sciences Divisions, several professional schools (Business, Law, Public Policy, and Social Service Administration), and faculty from outside the University of Chicago.

Held weekly, HEW is an important venue to present research in the areas of health economics, medical decision-making, health services research, health policy, and topics related to population health. It also provides a forum for professional development and mentoring of students and junior faculty.

Funding for the  series is provided by CHeSSthe Department of Public Health Sciencesthe Harris School of Public Policy Studies, and the UCANU Health Services Research Program.

Workshops are held on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 pm, in-person, located at the Sky Suite at the Harris School.*

Spring 2024 Schedule

April 4, 2024

Benjamin Vatter, PhD
Assistant Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management

Vertical Integration between Hospitals and Insurers, joint work with Ignacio Cuesta and Carlos Noton


April 18, 2024

Diane Alexander, PhD
Assistant Professor of Healthcare Management, Wharton University of Pennsylvania

Provider Payments and the Direction of Innovation: The Case of the Wearable Artificial Kidney


April 25, 2024 – Will Manning Memorial Lecture

Lindsey J. Leininger, PhD
Clinical Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

Standing Up for Science: A Communication Playbook for the Next Health Emergency


May 9, 2024

Matt Grennan, PhD
Associate Professor in the Economic Analysis & Policy and Innovation & Entrepreneurship groups, Berkeley Haas

Are Hospital “Vertical” Mergers with Physicians Anticompetitive?
With Zack Cooper, Stuart Craig, Joseoh Martinez, Fiona Scott Morton and Ashley Swanson


May 23, 2024 

Amanda Starc, PhD
Associate Professor of Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern

Multidimensional Screening and Menu Design in Health Insurance Markets


*This event is open to all invitees regardless of vaccination status and, because of ongoing health risks to the unvaccinated, those who are unvaccinated are expected to adopt the risk mitigation measures advised by public health officials (masking and social distancing, etc.).  Public convening may not be safe for all and carries a risk for contracting COVID-19, particularly for those unvaccinated.  Participants will not know the vaccination status of others, including venue staff, and should follow appropriate risk mitigation measures.