Bringing to Light Hidden Incentives and Disincentives in Global Health

CISAC Conference Room

About the talk: This presentation will discuss the centrality and challenges of health-specific technological progress in global health improvement. It will describe a research agenda and provide examples of specific empirical studies and findings that are part of the agenda.

About the speaker: Grant Miller is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine, a Core Faculty Member at the Center for Health Policy/Primary Care and Outcomes Research, a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). His primary interests are health economics, development economics, and economic demography.

Professor Miller’s primary focus is research and teaching aimed at developing more effective health improvement strategies for developing countries. His agenda addresses three major interrelated themes: (1) The major causes of population health improvement around the world and over time (2) Behavioral underpinnings of the major determinants of population health improvement - which factors have contributed most to population health gains, and why? (3) From insights to policy relevance: how can programs and policies use these behavioral insights to improve population health more effectively?