Eileen Appelbaum

Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research

Rosemary Batt

Alice Hanson Cook Professor of Women and Work, ILR School, Cornell University

William Lazonick

Professor Economics, UMass Lowell
President, The Academic-Industry Research Network

Öner Tulum

Postdoctoral Research Associate, SOAS University of London
Senior Researcher, The Academic-Industry Research Network

Moderated by

Steve Clemons

Editor at Large, The Hill

Join Us for a Special Event

The Hidden Costs of Healthcare

Increased financialization is driving healthcare costs and must be addressed in our nation's public policy.

November 15th, 2019 10:00AM – 12:00PM National Press Club

529 14th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20045



Recent research sponsored by the Institute for New Economic Thinking has drawn attention to important factors for rising healthcare costs that have thus far received only cursory public attention, including:

  • Stock buybacks and financialization in the business models of major pharmaceutical companies and their relation to innovation;
  • Patents, market exclusivity, and the commercialization of government-funded research;
  • Drug prices and promotion practices;
  • The influence of private equity firms in driving up prices in segments of medical care, especially hospital charges, and surprise billing of patients.

This is a special 2-hour event moderated by Steve Clemons of The Hill. Leading researchers, Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt as well as William Lazonick and Öner Tulum, will present their findings on these topics that will allow reporters, analysts, and the general public to engage in an active discussion.








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