The Role of Technological Change in Driving Health Trends Conference (Virtual)

Friday, May 7 - Schedule of Events

Join Zoom conference at this link. All events are in Central Standard Time (CST)

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

11:15am – 11:30am 
Break Out Discussion I

11:30am – 12:15pm 
How Does Technological Change Affect Quality Adjusted Prices in Health Care
Kristopher Hult, University of Chicago

12:15pm – 12:45pm
Lunch Break

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

2:15pm – 2:30pm
Break Out Discussion II

2:30pm – 3:00pm
Panel Discussion: Necessary Research

3:00pm – 3:10pm
Closing Remarks – Main conference room will remain open for discussion

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