Ideas from Health Care around the World
The Real Reporting Foundation and HealthSystemsFacts.org is a proud supporter of the “Lessons for U.S. Health Reform: Ideas from Health Care around the World” conference held May 7, 2021 at the University of California-Berkeley.
Presentations from the conference are listed below and may be viewed via Youtube.
Introduction / Overview
Jon Kolstad, UC Berkeley
Panel 1: National Health Systems
UK: Carol Propper, Imperial College London
Taiwan: Tsung-Mei Cheng, Princeton University
Germany: Sebastian Bauhoff, Harvard University
Moderator: Paul Gertler, UC Berkeley
Panel 2: Regulation and Innovation
Medical Devices: Matt Grennan, University of Pennsylvania
Drugs: Amitabh Chandra, Harvard University
Organization: Fiona Scott Morton, Yale SOM
Moderator: Ziad Obermeyer, UC Berkeley
Panel 3: Translating to Biden Health Policy
Jon Gruber, MIT
Jon Kolstad, UC Berkeley
Leemore Dafny, Harvard Business School
Moderator: Ben Handel, UC Berkeley
Ben Handel, UC Berkeley
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