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Katherine Baicker: Rigorous Thinking about Hard Problems

Katherine Baicker: Rigorous Thinking about Hard Problems

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Howie and Harlan are joined by health economist Katherine Baicker of the University of Chicago to discuss her career in academia and government, the landmark Oregon Health Insurance Experiment, and the optimal design for universal healthcare coverage. Harlan asks why life expectancy in the U.S. increasingly lags behind peer nations; Howie discusses the politics threatening the PEPFAR program, which has saved millions of lives around the world. 


U.S. Life Expectancy

“How does U.S. life expectancy compare to other countries?”

The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More is Getting Us Less

Healthcare Policy

Katherine Baicker: “Oregon Health Insurance Experiment”

Katherine Baicker: “The Oregon Experiment—Effects of Medicaid on Clinical Outcomes”

“How to Use the Oregon Medicaid Study to Your Ideological Advantage”

Katherine Baicker: “Workplace wellness programs can generate savings”

Katherine Baicker: “Health And Economic Outcomes Up To Three Years After A Workplace Wellness Program: A Randomized Controlled Trial”

We’ve Got You Covered: Rebooting American Health Care

Katherine Baicker: “A Different Framework to Achieve Universal Coverage in the US”

Yale President Howard K. Lamar’s 1993 Baccalaureate Address: “An Honorable Theatre of Action: Using A Yale Education in the 21st Century”


The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

“PEPFAR Reauthorization: The Debate About Abortion”

Learn more about the MBA for Executives program at Yale SOM.

Email Howie and Harlan comments or questions.