CHESG 2015 – Registration Deadline May 12th

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14th Annual Canadian Health Economists’ Study Group Conference (CHESG)
The Faculty Club, University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
May 27-28, 2015
The deadline for registration is May 12th. Please visit the conference web site to register: and click on "Registration" in the left column.
A preliminary version of the conference program can be accessed on the CHESG website, or by clicking here ( .
The conference dinner will take place at Pangaea Restaurant (1221 Bay Street, Toronto, ON) on May 27th.
The Canadian Health Economist’s Study Group is an annual conference of economists with an interest in theoretical or empirical economic analysis of issues related to health or health care. The conference will consist of a full day of presentations on Wednesday May 27th, and a half-day of presentations on Thursday, May 28th. Each paper is allotted 45 minutes for the presentation, comments from a discussant, and general discussion.
Keynote speaker: Prof. Frank Lichtenberg
Frank R. Lichtenberg is Courtney C. Brown Professor of Business at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business; a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research; and a member of the CESifo Research Network. He received a BA with Honours in History from the University of Chicago and an MA and PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Some of Professor Lichtenberg’s research has examined how the introduction of new technology arising from research and development affects the productivity of companies, industries, and nations. He has performed studies of the impact of pharmaceutical innovation on longevity, the effect of computers on productivity in business and government organizations, and the consequences of takeovers and leveraged buyouts for efficiency and employment. His articles have been published in numerous scholarly journals and in the popular press. His book Corporate Takeovers and Productivity has been published by MIT Press.
He was awarded the 1998 Schumpeter Prize for his paper, Pharmaceutical Innovation as a Process of Creative Destruction; the 2003 Milken Institute Award for Distinguished Economic Research for the paper, Pharmaceutical Knowledge-Capital Accumulation and Longevity; and Research!America’s 2010 Garfield Economic Impact Award for the paper, The effect of new cancer drug approvals on the life expectancy of American cancer patients, 1978-2004.
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Meals will be provided. All other expenses, including transportation and lodging, are the participant’s responsibility.
For further information, please contact the local organizing committee at ( or visit
Local Organizers:
Dr. Audrey Laporte
Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management, & Evaluation
Director, Canadian Centre for Health Economics
University of Toronto,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Dr. Claire de Oliveira
Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management, & Evaluation
Scientist, Social and Epidemiological Research (SER) Department, CAMH
University of Toronto,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Series Organizing Committee:
Co-Chair, Emma Piérard, University of Waterloo
Co-Chair, Logan McLeod, Wilfrid Laurier University
Chris Auld, University of Victoria
Paul Grootendorst, University of Toronto
Pierre-Thomas Leger, HEC Montreal
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