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CORE SEMINAR CALENDAR 2010 - 2011


For weekly email notifications for seminars and special events, please contact Sage Kochavi.

Readings are available at http://www.rwj.harvard.edu/readings/. Please contact Sage Kochavi for the username and password.

 

SPRING CORE SEMINAR CALENDAR 2011

Spring Semester at Department of Health Care Policy. Please note the seminars are offered on different days and times.

Please check back for newly added seminars and to confirm location and times.

Feb. 2, Weds.
3 - 4:30 pm
Postponed due to weather
Feb. 9, Weds.
3 - 4:30 pm
Hahrie Han, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar Cohort 16,Sidney R. Knafel Assistant Professor of Social Sciences in the Department of Political Science at Wellesley College, "Nets and Engines: The Role of Civic Organizations in Motivating Activism in Health Politics"
Feb. 16, Weds.
3 - 4:30 pm
Kate Baicker, Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, "Learning the Hard Way: Evaluating a Medicaid Expansion Experiment"

Feb. 23, Weds.
2 - 3:30 pm, 1730 Cambridge St. S250, Cambridge

Sharon Bzostek, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar Cohort 16, "Understanding Parental Ratings of Child Health"

Please Note Time and Location Change.

March 3, Thurs
12:30 - 2:00 pm
1730 Cambridge St.
S-153, Cambridge

John Graves. PhD Candidate in Health Policy, Harvard University, NBER and IQSS affiliate, "The Optimal Design of Prospective Health Insurance Subsidies Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act"

Please Note Time and Location Change. RSVPs requested, Lunch Provided

March 10, Thurs.
12:30 - 2:00 pm
1730 Cambridge St.
S-250, Cambridge
Brigham Frandsen, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar Cohort 17, "Do Unions Increase Employer-sponsored Health Insurance? Evidence From Certification Elections"
March 17, Thurs. Spring Break
March 24, Thurs.
12:30 - 2:00 pm
1730 Cambridge St.
S-153, Cambridge
Hilary Levey, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar Cohort 16, "Time Out: Youth Sports Injuries"
March 31, Thurs.
12:30 - 2:00 pm
1730 Cambridge St.
S-250, Cambridge
Robert Saldin, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar Cohort 17, "The Development of Long-Term Care Policy in America"
April 7, Thurs.
12:30 - 2:00 pm
1730 Cambridge St.
S-153, Cambridge
No seminar this week.
April 14, Thurs.
12:30 - 2:00 pm
1730 Cambridge St.
S-153, Cambridge
Michael Sauder, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar Cohort 17, "The Influence of Third Party Evaluations on Healthcare Organizations"
April 21, Thurs.
12:30 - 2:00 pm
1730 Cambridge St.
S-153, Cambridge
Matthew Levy, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar Cohort 16, "Overoptimism in Forecasting Health Behaviors"
April 27, Weds.
1:00 - 2:30 pm
1730 Cambridge St.
S-010, Cambridge
Heidi Williams, Visiting Fellow in Aging Research, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), 2010-201, starting July 2011: Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Economics, "Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation: Evidence from the Human Genome". Paper Available.
   
   
   
FALL CORE SEMINAR CALENDAR 2011

Fall Semester at The Institute for Quantitative Social Science
Center for Government and International Studies, South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Room S-450 (unless otherwise noted below)

Fall Core Seminars will generally meet on Wednesdays, 12:00 - 2:00 pm (lunch available at 11:45). Please RSVP.

Please check back for the schedule and possible changes in the day of the week.

Nov. 10, Wed
12:00 - 2:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE ROOM CHANGE TO K-262

Theda Skocpol, "Will Health Reform Survive and Flourish?" The talk will be based in part on her new book with Larry Jacobs, "Health Care Reform and American Politics," and also in part on the outcome of the November 2nd elections.
   
IMMERSION SEMINAR CALENDAR 2010; For Cohorts XVII only
Sept 7th, Tues.
S-450, 12 - 2 pm
Orientation to Harvard Systems with Kathy Swartz and Sage Kochavi.

Sept 16th, Thurs.
S-450 12 - 2 pm

Kathy Swartz, Overview of U.S. Health Care, Part 1

Sept. 21, Tues.
12:30 - 1:30pm
PLEASE NOTE: Time Change & Location Change to Kresge 439 at the School of Public Health

Joe Newhouse, Prospective Plan Payments for Medicare Drug Benefits.

Medicare assigns beneficiaries receiving low-income subsidies (LIS) to plans with low premiums, with low defined as being below regional benchmarks. The number of such plans fell in 2009, forcing the reassignment of 1.6 million beneficiaries. Using data from Part D plans, we found that CMS’s current risk adjustment scheme does not sufficiently compensate plans for the additional cost of drugs required by subsidy beneficiaries. Since plans can avoid these beneficiaries raising their premiums above that of their competitors, premiums for everyone tend to rise over time. Paying more for subsidy and less for non-subsidy beneficiaries, or accounting for past drug use in the risk adjustment scheme could mitigate these perverse incentives.

   
Sept. 23, Thurs.
S-450, 12 - 2 pm
Kathy Swartz, Overview of U.S. Health Care, Part 2

Sept. 28, Tues.
S-450, 12 - 2 pm

Kathy Swartz

Oct 5, Tues.
S-450, 12 - 2 pm

Meredith Rosenthal, Associate Professor of Health Economics and Policy Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard University

Oct. 7, Thurs.
S-450, 12 - 2 pm

Kathy Swartz
Oct. 12, Tues.
180 Longwood Ave, Large Conference Room, 3 - 4:30 pm
Joe Newhouse and Michael Chernew. Topics in Health Economics, Please note room and time change.
Oct. 13, Weds.
S-153, 1 - 2:00 pm
Jennifer Hochschild and Dan Carpenter.Topics in Political Science and Health Policy, Please note room and time change.

Oct. 19, Tues.
S-153, 12 - 2:00 pm

Kathy Swartz
   

For a list of previous Core Seminar Calendars: Archived Calendars

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