IPR/John H. Hollister Lecture
The Past, Present, and Future of Healthcare Reform
Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Healthcare Program Director, National Bureau of Economic Research
This lecture will examine the past, present, and future of healthcare reform in the United States. Gruber will discuss both the move to universal coverage through the Affordable Care Act and the challenges facing the nation in controlling healthcare costs.
A leading figure in health economics and healthcare reform, Jonathan Gruber played instrumental roles in crafting both the Massachusetts healthcare reform law and the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Gruber has published more than 140 research articles, edited six research volumes, and authored the textbook Public Finance and Public Policy, as well as the graphic novel Health Care Reform. Often found on lists of the most influential healthcare researchers and thinkers, Gruber served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in 1997-98. He received his PhD in economics from Harvard University.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
12:45 - 2:15 p.m.
Guild Lounge, Scott Hall
601 University Place, Evanston Campus
Free and open to the public.