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Petris Center Hosts Visiting Scholar Dr. Heinz Janßen

Posted on 14 Nov 2016
The Petris Center is hosting visiting scholar Dr. Heinz J. Janßen for several weeks this fall. Dr. Janßen is a professor of public health at Bremen University of Applied Sciences in Germany, focusing on Health Economics and Healthcare Management, where he has taught since 2004. He has

Just Released: WHO Report on Health Workforce Requirements Authored by Dr. Scheffler

Posted on 08 Nov 2016
Dr. Scheffler authored a new report just released by the World Health Organization (WHO), entitled “Health Workforce Requirements for Universial Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals.” The paper analyzes the quantitative implications of and requirements for

New Article by Scheffler, Fulton, and Arnold to be Published in Health Affairs

Posted on 08 Nov 2016
A new article by the Petris Center’s Dr. Scheffler, Dr. Fulton, and Researcher Daniel Arnold – “Consumers Buy Lower-Cost Plans on Covered California Suggesting Premium Increases Are Less than Commonly Reported” – was accepted for publication by Health Aff

New World Bank Booked Edited By Dr. Scheffler: Health Labor Market Analyses in Low and Middle Income Countries

Posted on 14 Oct 2016
  The World Bank has just published a new book edited by Dr. Scheffler, Health Labor Market Analyses in Low and Middle Income Countries. Health Labor Market Analyses in Low and Middle Income Countries contains extensive collation of tools and data needs for health labor market an

Dr. Scheffler Among 33 Economists to File Amicus Brief with the Seventh Court of Appeals on FTC v. Advocate Health Network

Posted on 29 Jul 2016
This week, thirty-three of the most prominent economists in America with expertise in the subjects of antitrust, competition, and health economics, including Dr. Scheffler, filed an amicus brief with the Seventh Circuit of the US Court of Appeals regarding the case Federal Trade Commi

Dr. Scheffler and Other Economists Publish Letter on Aetna-Humana Merger: Erroneous Market Definition

Posted on 26 Jul 2016
Twenty economists with expertise in the subjects of antitrust, competition policy, and health economics, including Dr. Scheffler, submitted a public letter to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on July 8th. The letter addressed the economists’ concern that the Florida Office of

California Department of Insurance Urges DOJ to Block Anthem/Cigna Merger

Posted on 21 Jun 2016
Announced on June 16th, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has urged the U.S. Department of Justice to block the merger deal between Anthem, Inc., and Cigna Corporation. After an extensive review of the Anthem and Cigna merger, including expert testimony from Dr. Scheffler a

Dr. Scheffler awarded Astor Visiting Lectureship to deliver Lectures at Oxford University in June

Posted on 25 May 2016
Dr. Scheffler was awarded the Astor Visiting Lectureship by Oxford University to deliver two lectures and a seminar in June at Oxford, in conjunction with the Oxford Department of International Development and the International Migration Institute. The full details can be viewed below

KQED: Covered California Helps Keep Premiums in Check, UC Berkeley Study Finds

Posted on 06 May 2016
KQED’s State of Health covered the Petris Center’s newly published paper in health affairs, “Differing Impacts Of Market Concentration On Affordable Care Act Marketplace Premiums.” The article covers the responses of Dr. Scheffler and others, including Covered Califo

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