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Abraham Asfaw is a postdoctoral fellow at the Murphy Institute and Department of Economics at Tulane University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Northern Illinois University in 2017. His research focuses on the intersection of health, labor, and development economics. His recent work examines the effects of prescription drug insurance on older patients’ health behaviors and the long-term, intergenerational effects of early exposure to health shocks. Currently, he is evaluating the moral hazard and cost-saving effects of cost sharing in prescription drug insurance.

The Murphy Institute and the Institute for Corruption Studies will host the fourth Political Economy of Corruption conference on May 5th and 6th, 2023.  We invite paper proposals on corruption and growth; measuring corruption; the relationship between corruption, income inequality, and poverty; corruption and racial inequities; corruption and environmental degradation; voter participation and corruption; and more.  Conference papers will contribute to a special issue of Southern Economic Journal.  The conference will bring together a global, interdisciplinary netw

Meeting time is 12:00–1:00pm, via Zoom. The meeting is open only to members of the Health Policy Working Group.

Meeting time is 12:00–1:00pm, via Zoom. The meeting is open only to members of the Health Policy Working Group.

Meeting time is 12:00–1:00pm, via Zoom. The meeting is open only to members of the Health Policy Working Group.

Split between two afternoons in late October, this conference will (virtually) bring together economists from Tulane and LSU to discuss recent work and build connections to foster future, collaborative research.  Faculty and graduate students from the economics departments of both universities are invited to attend.

 

Friday October 23

3:00pm – 3:30pm Patrick Testa (Tulane) “Resource Blessing? Oil, Risk, and Religious Communities as Social Insurance in the US South.” With Andy Ferrara (at the University of Pittsburgh)

Conference will feature economists and public health experts from institutions across the US, who will present their research in two main areas: (1) pharmaceuticals and health and (2) information, behavior, and competition in health markets.

Meeting time is 12:00–1:00pm.  Refreshments will be provided. The meeting is open only to members of the Health Policy Working Group.

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