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Healthcare Economist Uwe Reinhardt to Discuss the Cost of Healthcare in America, February 23

Feb 23, 2011 (All day)
Audience: 
Open to the Public

Uwe Reinhardt, the James Madison Professor of Political Economy and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, will present a public talk titled, “Can America Bend Down the Health Care Cost Curve?” at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23, in Dodds auditorium, Robertson Hall. Reinhardt’s talk is part of the School’s Implementing Healthcare Reform series, co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School and the Center for Health and Wellbeing. A public reception will follow the talk in Shultz Dining Room.

Recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on health care economics, Reinhardt has been a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences since 1978. He is a past president of the Association of Health Services Research. From 1986 to 1995 he served as a commissioner on the Physician Payment Review Committee, established in 1986 by Congress to advise it on issues related to the payment of physicians.

He is a senior associate of the Judge Institute for Management of Cambridge University, UK, and a trustee of Duke University, and the Duke University Health System. Reinhardt has been a member of numerous editorial boards, including the Journal of Health Economics, the Milbank Memorial Quarterly, Health Affairs, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The Implementing Healthcare Reform talks are part of a thematic lecture series presented in the 2010-2011 academic year that includes Financial Market Regulation; Intractable Conflicts; Race and Public Policy; and Changing Notions of State, Sovereignty, and Self-Determination (co-sponsored with The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination as part of its10th anniversary). Each features four to six lectures and/or panel discussions that convene noted scholars, diplomats, think tank, public policy and government officials to discuss pressing policy issues.

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02.23.2011
Uwe Reinhardt, the James Madison Professor of Political Economy and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, presented a public talk titled, “Can America Bend Down the Health Care Cost Curve?” at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23, in Dodds auditorium, Robertson Hall. Reinhardt’s talk is part of the School’s...