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Lessons for U.S. Health Reform: Ideas from Health Care around the World

May 7, 9:00 am12:30 pm PDT

May 7, 2021. Presented by UC Berkeley Letters and Science and The Gilbert CenterWhat can the U.S. learn from other health systems? Health economics and policy research in the U.S. has been primarily focused either on the details of the U.S. health care system or occasionally on systems in other countries at an aggregate level. Our belief, however, is that more detailed studies of health care in many nations outside of the U.S., particularly those in Europe, can offer valuable lessons for potential U.S. health policy reforms.

As part of UC Berkeley’s public mission, we will be bringing together scholars to discuss lessons and ideas from other countries and how those might be related to U.S. health care reform.

Conference Schedule:

Introduction 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM PDT

  • Jon Kolstad, UC Berkeley

National Health Systems 9:15 AM – 10:05 AM PDT

  • UK: Carol Propper, Imperial College London
  • Taiwan: Tsung-Mei Cheng, Princeton University
  • Germany: Sebastian Bauhoff, Harvard University
  • Moderator: Paul Gertler, UC Berkeley

Break 10:05 AM – 10:20 AM PDT

Regulation and Innovation 10:20 AM – 11:10 AM PDT

  • Medical Devices: Matt Grennan, University of Pennsylvania
  • Drugs: Amitabh Chandra, Harvard University
  • Organization: Fiona Scott Morton, Yale SOM
  • Moderator: Ziad Obermeyer, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Break 11:10 AM – 11:25 AM PDT

Translating to Biden Health Policy 11:25 AM – 12:15 PM PDT

  • Jon Gruber, MIT
  • Jon Kolstad, UC Berkeley
  • Leemore Dafny, Harvard Business School
  • Moderator: Ben Handel, UC Berkeley

Closing Remarks 12:15 PM – 12:30 PM PDT

  • Ben Handel, UC Berkeley

Register for this event

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact us at gilbertcenter@berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7–10 days in advance of the event.

This conference was made possible by the sponsors of www.worldhealthsystemfacts.org.


May 7
9:00 am – 12:30 pm PDT
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