2018 Razin Lecture & Prize

Jonathan Gruber, the Ford Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the 2018 Razin Policy Lecture. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in the Copley Formal Lounge on Georgetown University's campus. A reception will follow. Dr. Gruber is an expert on the economics of health care and public policy. He is currently the Director of the Health Care Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and President of the American Society of Health Economists. He was a key architect of Massachusetts’ ambitious health insurance reform.

Dr. Gruber has authored more than 160 research articles, a leading college textbook (Public Finance and Public Policy), and a graphic novel about health care reform. Slate Magazine named Dr. Gruber “one of the Top 25 Most Innovative and Practical Thinkers of Our Time.” Modern Healthcare magazine twice rated him "one of the top 100 most powerful people in health care in the United States." And in 2006, Dr. Gruber received the American Society of Health Economists Inaugural Medal for the best health economist in the nation under age 40. He is a frequent contributor to the NY Times, Fortune, the Boston Globe, and the Washington Post. His most recent article, “Trump Says Obamacare is broken. He’s the one who broke it,” was published in the Washington Post on May 6, 2017. A short biographical statement and links to Dr. Gruber's website can be found here.   

The Razin Lecture is to be accompanied by the awarding of the Razin Prize for best research paper by an advanced graduate student. Click here for more on the Razin Prize and Policy Lecture, its background, and history.


Prize Winner:
Allison Stashko
 for her dissertation essay entitled
"Do police maximize arrests or minimize crime?
Evidence from racial profiling in U.S. cities"
Dissertation Advisors: Prof. Garance Genicot and Prof. Laurent Bouton
Keynote Speaker:
Jonathan Gruber
Ford Professor of Economics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"The Past, Present and Future of Health Care Reform"
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Time: 4:00 p.m. 
Copley Formal Lounge