Inn at Laurel Point
May 26th-May 27th, 2014
Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria, British Columbia
Series Organizing Committee
Audrey Laporte, Chair, University of Toronto
Emma Pierard, co-Chair, University of Waterloo
Logan McLeod, co-Chair, Wilfrid Laurier University
Chris Auld, University of Victoria
Paul Grootendorst, University of Toronto
Pierre-Thomas Leger, HEC Montreal
Donna Feir UVictoria Economics
John Mullahy is professor of health economics in the Department of Population Health Sciences, affiliate professor at the LaFollette School of Public Affairs, co-director of the Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Program and co-director of the NIMH training program in Health and Mental Health Economics, all at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prof. Mullahy is also Honorary Professor of Economics at NUI Galway and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He currently serves as Co-Editor of Health Economics. Prof. Mullahy received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia and his B.A. in Economics magna cum laude from Georgetown University. He did postdoctoral work in health economics at Yale University. Prof. Mullahy's research interests include the evaluation of health interventions, comparative effectiveness analysis, analysis of patterns of healthcare spending and costs, health-related behaviors, and the applications of econometric methods to health economics and health policy analysis.
Tomas J. Philipson
Tomas J. Philipson is the Daniel Levin Professor of Public Policy Studies in the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy at The University of Chicago. He is an associate member of the Department of Economics and a former senior lecturer at the Law School. His research focuses on health economics, and he teaches Masters and PhD courses in microeconomics and health economics at the University.
Philipson has served in several public sector positions. He served as the senior economic advisor to the head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) during 2003-04 and subsequently as the senior economic advisor to the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2004-05. In December of 2010, he was appointed by the Speaker of the US House of Representatives to the Key Indicator Commission created by the recent health care reform.
Philipson is the recipient of numerous international and national research awards. He has twice (in 2000 and 2006) been the recipient of the highest honor of his field: the Kenneth Arrow Award of the International Health Economics Association (for best paper in the field of health economics). In addition, he was awarded the Garfield Award by Research America in 2007 (for best paper in the field of health economics), The Premio Haralambos Simeonidis and from the Brazilian Economic Association in 2006 (for best paper in any field), and the Distinguished Economic Research Award from the Milken Institute in 2003 (for best paper in any field of economics). Philipson has been awarded numerous grants and awards from both public and private agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the John M. Olin Foundation, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Philipson is a founding editor of the journal Forums for Health Economics and Policy of Berkeley Electronic Press and has been on the editorial board of the journal Health Economics and The European Journal of Health Economics. His research has been published widely in all leading academic journals of economics such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Health Economics, Health Affairs, and Econometrica.