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2018 Life Sciences Symposium

Washington, DC
May 21–22, 2018
Attendee list
Bates White's sixth Life Sciences Symposium takes place on May 21–22. We are expecting more than 45 academic economists and representatives from policy and regulatory organizations to participate in a day and a half of sessions focused on key life sciences topics, including prescription drug prices and competition. The program features presentations of academic papers on key research in policy, regulation, litigation, and industry circles. 

Confirmed speakers and schedule to date—

Monday, May 21

1:10–1:50 p.m.

  • Amanda Starc, Northwestern University
    Promotion and prices: Evidence from new ads for old drugs

1:50–2:30 p.m.

  • David Ridley, Duke University
    Does Medicare reimbursement drive up drug launch prices?

2:45–3:25 p.m.

  • Jennifer Kao, Harvard University
    Regulatory incentives for pharmaceutical innovation: The FDA's breakthrough therapy designation

3:25–4:05 p.m.

  • Rena Conti, University of Chicago
    Entry, exit, and reentry in mature US generic product markets, 2004–2016

4:05–4:45 p.m.

  • Joseph DiMasi, Tufts University
  • Henry Grabowski, Duke University
    Rates of return for new cancer drug development

Tuesday, May 22

9:30–10:10 a.m.

  • Ashley Swanson, University of Pennsylvania
    Mergers and hospital costs: New evidence from hospital input markets

10:10–10:50 a.m.

  • Ginger Zhe Jin, University of Maryland
    The unintended consequences of Medicare payment to skilled nursing facilities

11:05–11:45 a.m.

  • Ariel Dora Stern, Harvard University
    ACA-era Medicaid expansions and pharmaceutical innovation

11:45 a.m.–12:25 p.m.

  • Fiona Scott Morton, Yale University
    Surprise! Out-of-network billing for emergency care in the United States

1:30–2:10 p.m.

  • David Howard, Emory University
    The use of False Claims Act lawsuits to reduce low value care

2:10–2:50 p.m.

  • Gautam Gowrisankaran, University of Arizona
    Reclassification risk in the small group health insurance market

2:50–3:30 p.m.

  • Maria Polyakova, Stanford University
    Subsidy tagging in privately provided health insurance markets

For more information, please contact Lucinda Lanier.

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