Collaborative Health Economics Seminar Series (CHESS)

Seminar organizers: Lorens Helmchen (HPM), Avi Dor (HPM)

Academic Year 2020-2021

Date* Floor** Speaker Affiliation Title
Sep 3 6 Len Nichols Urban Institute Collaborative Financing of Social Determinants of Health: Before and After COVID-19
Oct 1 5 Alessandra Fenizia GWU  
Nov 5 4 Kelly Jones American  
Dec 3 6 Sebastian Tello-Trillo Virginia  
Feb 4 6      
Mar 4 6 Erdal Tekin American  
Apr 1 6 Lorens Helmchen GWU  
May 6 6 Benjamin Ukert Texas A&M  

* The seminar meets (mostly) every first Thursday 12-1:15pm during the academic year (September - May).

** Conference room at 950 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20052 (Google Map)

Please email Lorens Helmchen (helmchen@gwu.edu) if you'd like to be added to the mailing list.
The Collaborative Health Economics Seminar Series (CHESS) aims to disseminate cutting-edge research in health economics at an advanced technical level.
The seminars are not recorded.
No prior registration is required. Visitors without GW credentials must sign in at the front desk and present a valid photo ID.
 

Academic Year 2019-2020

Date* Floor** Speaker Affiliation Title
Sep 5 5 Jeah Jung Penn State Integration and Chemotherapy Spending in Medicare
Oct 3 5 Adam Pilny RWI Essen Are Doctors Better Health Ministers?
Nov 4 6 Andrew Friedson UC Denver An Apple a Day? Adult Food Stamp Eligibility and Health Care Utilization Among Immigrants
Nov 7 6 Guy David Wharton Information, Relative Performance, and Technology Abandonment
Dec 5 6 Vincent Pohl Mathematica Patient vs. Provider Incentives in Long-Term Care
Feb 6 6 Felix Reichling Penn Wharton Budget Model Financing Medicare Expansion in the U.S.
Mar 5 6 Daniel Polsky Hopkins Provider Networks and Health Plan Premium Variation
Apr 2 6 Kelly Jones American canceled
May 7 6 Sebastian Tello-Trillo Virginia canceled

Academic Year 2018-2019

Date* Floor** Speaker Affiliation Title
Nov 1 3 Ambar La Forgia Penn Physician Organization and Incentives in Childbirth: Evidence from Physician Practice Management Companies
Nov 8 4 Ian McCarthy Emory Physician Behavior and Hospital Influence
Nov 15 6 Aparna Soni Indiana Health Insurance, Price Changes, and the Demand for Pain Relief Drugs
Nov 29   Ali Moghtaderi GWU Damage Caps and Defensive Medicine: Reexamination with Patient Level Data
Apr 4 4 Seth Richards-Shubik Lehigh Measuring Quality Effects in Equilibrium
May 2 6 Samuel Kleiner FTC Hospital Treatment and Patient Outcomes: Evidence from Capacity Constraints

Academic Year 2017-2018

Date* Floor** Speaker Affiliation Title
Aug 31 6 Tom Van Ourti Rotterdam / GWU Effect of screening mammography on breast-cancer mortality: Quasi-experimental evidence from rollout of the Dutch population-based program with 17-year follow-up of a cohort
Sep 14 5 Michael Darden GWU Do Hospitals Cost-Shift? New Evidence from the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program.
Sep 28 5 Jessica Leight American Community Health Educators and Maternal Health: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial
Oct 12 5 Keith Finlay Census Safety Net Responses to Economic Downturns
Oct 26 6 William Encinosa AHRQ The Impact of Physician Competition and Vertical Integration on Access, Quality, and Costs
Nov 9 6 Zoe McLaren Michigan HIV Treatment as Economic Stimulus: Community Spillover Effects of Mass ART Provision in Rural South Africa
Dec 6 4 David Chan Stanford Price-setting by Committee: Evidence from Medicare
Jan 25 4 Ali Moghtaderi GWU Impact of Medical Liability Reform on Coronary Artery Disease Management
Feb 8 4 Len Nichols GMU Using Payment Reform to Reduce Ethnic Disparities Among the Uninsured
Feb 22 4 Robert Kaestner UIC Education and Health: A Causal Age, Period, and Cohort Analysis
Mar 8 4 Anushree Vichare GWU Perceptions of Providers’ Communication among the Low-Income: Does Race and Gender Concordance matter?
Mar 22 6 Dan Gilligan IFPRI Can Agricultural Technology Diffusion be Harnessed to Reduce Malnutrition? Experimental Evidence from Uganda
Apr 12 6 Damien de Walque World Bank Mitigating under-provision of health services for the poor: A lab-in-the-field experiment in Burkina Faso
Apr 26 6 Eric Barrette Health Care Cost Institute Bargaining, Competition and Prices in Hospital Markets