Chicago Economics Society Speaker Series- Distinguished Alumni Speaker, Lawrence Wu, PhD'92, Presents: Can Competition and Innovation Cure the Concerns over Health Care Spending?
Friday, October 11, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (PDT)
The annual growth rate in health care spending per person is lower than it has been in years. but have we solved our health care spending problem? Or will history repeat itself with health care spending growing faster than the growth rate in GDP? In the first of the Chicago Economics Society speaker series in the San Francisco/Bay Area, economist Lawrence Wu will discuss the economic factors that are behind the rise in health care costs and the role of competition and innovation in controlling those costs in the future.
Dr. Wu is the President of NERA Economic Consulting, a leading global provider of economic advice and analysis in business, legal, and regulatory matters. His expertise is in the economics of antitrust, and intellectual property, and he is particularly well known for his work in the area of health care competition. Before joining NERA, he was a staff economist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Dr. Wu earned his PhD from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and his B.A. from Stanford University.
Cost: 15.00 includes lunch and presentation
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Chicago Economics Society, San Francisco Chapter
The University of Chicago Economics Society is a group meant for all UChicago alumni associated with the Chicago school of Economics. This includes not only PhD econ alumni, but also alumni from the college, Chicago Booth School of Business, Harris School of Public Policy, and the Law School. It is also open to friends of the Chicago school of Economics. The club will organize events regularly for people to reconnect to the University, network, and engage in intellectual discussions on important economic/social/political issues.