Economics and Healthcare Speaker Series - Jonathan Kolstad, The Wharton School

Video — March 28, 2014


Interview with Dr. Jonathan Kolstad at Queen’s School of Business as part of the Monieson Centre’s Economics and Healthcare Speaker Series. 

Dr. Kolstad is an assistant professor of health economics at the Wharton School. He discusses the Massachusetts healthcare reform of 2006 and the more recent Affordable Care Act and a focal policy element of these reforms: mandating individuals to obtain health insurance. He also talked about a model to determine the welfare impact of the actual policy as well as to estimate the socially optimal penalty level.


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