Virtual Healthcare Research Seminar Series 2020-21

A virtual research seminar series from IIM Ahmedabad's Centre for Management of Health Services

Richard Thakor on Merchants of Death:  The Effect of Credit Supply Shocks on Hospital Outcomes

Friday, January 22, 8 AM CST, 7:30 PM IST

Richard T. Thakor is an Assistant Professor of Finance at University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management. He is also a Research Affiliate at the MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering (LFE). He joined the finance department at University of Minnesota in June 2016 after earning his PhD in Financial Economics from MIT. He also holds an M.S. in Management Research from MIT, an MSc in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE), and a B.A. (summa cum laude) in Economics and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to earning his PhD, he worked in investment management as a Derivatives Trading Analyst. His research interests are in empirical and theoretical corporate finance, in the areas of managerial decision-making, R&D investments, healthcare finance, and the effects of financial frictions on investment.

Join us for this live virtual research seminar with Q&A on January 22, 7:30 PM IST. Pre-registration is required.

Please note: Virtual Research Seminars are open to the public, but capacity is limited and pre-registration is required. Duration 60 minutes with speaker findings presented in the first 45 minutes and Q&A for the last 15 minutes. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Those who register will receive a Zoom link 1-2 hours before the seminar begins.

Upcoming Seminars

Sriram Sankaranarayanan on Fairness over Time in Dynamic Resource Allocation with an Application in Healthcare

Monday, February 1, 4 PM IST

Sriram Sankaranarayanan is an Assistant Professor at IIM Ahmedabad in the area of Production and Quantitative Methods.

Previously, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Data Science for Real-Time Decision-Making at Polytechnique Montréal advised by Prof. Andrea Lodi. Before that, he finished his PhD at Johns Hopkins University. He was advised on his PhD by Prof. Sauleh Siddiqui and Prof. Amitabh Basu.

Past Seminars with Links

Friday, May 8, 8 AM ET, 5:30 PM IST
Amanda Starc
 is an Associate Professor in Strategy at Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University.


Friday, May 15, 8 AM ET, 5:30 PM IST
Achyuta Adhvaryu
 is an Assistant Professor in Business Economics and Public Policy at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.


Tarun Khanna on Guarantee Food Security to Inter-State Migrants in India During Covid19 Lockdown

Tuesday, May 26, 9 AM ET, 6:30 PM IST

Tarun Khanna is the Jorge Paulo Leman Professor at Harvard Business School and Director, Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University.


Friday, June 5, 3 PM IST

Saravana Jaikumar is an Assistant Professor in Marketing at IIM Calcutta.


Daniell Bennett is an Assistant Professor (Research) of Economics at Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and Department of Economics, University of Southern California.

Manoj Mohanan on Information and  Facilitation Interventions for Accountability in Health and Nutrition: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in India

Manoj Mohanan is an Associate Professor in Economics, Public Policy and Global Health, Sanford School (Duke University).

Manuel Hermosilla is an Assistant Professor at Carey Business School (Johns Hopkins University).

Xiaojing Dong on Comparative Messaging, Learning and Forgetting: Evidence from Pharmaceutical Drug Detailing

Friday, July 31, 8 AM PT, 8:30 PM IST

Xiaojing Dong is an Associate Professor in Marketing & Business Analytics, Leavey School of Business (Santa Clara University).

Yesim Orhun on Heterogeneous Actions, Beliefs, Constraints and Risk Tolerance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, August 3, 8 AM ET, 5:30 PM IST
Yesim Orhun is an Associate Professor of Marketing and Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow at Ross School of Business, University of Michigan & Associate Professor of Information, School of Information, University of Michigan.

Ravi Anupindi on Giving Away to Increase Profits? Price-Discrimination and the Effect of Free Goods

Friday, August 7, 6:30 PM IST
Ravi Anupindi is the Colonel William G. and Ann C. Svetlich Professor of Operations Research and Management, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.

Radhika Jain on Private Hospital Behavior Under Government Health Insurance: Evidence from India

Friday, August 14, 6:30 AM PT, 7 PM IST

Radhika Jain is 2019-2021 Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow, at Shorenstein APARC Center, Stanford University

Abby Alpert on Origins of the Opioid Crisis and Its Enduring Impacts

Friday, August 21, 8 AM ET, 5:30 PM IST

Abby Alpert is an Assistant Professor of Health Care Management at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  She is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Friday, August 28, 8 AM PDT, 8:30 PM IST

Valentin Bolotnyy is a Kleinheinz Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. 

Ritwik Banerjee on Exponential Growth Bias in the Prediction of COVID-19 Spread and Economic Expectation

Monday, September 28, 4 PM IST

Ritwik Banerjee is an Associate Professor of the Economics and Social Sciences area at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.

Justin Cook on Heterogeneity in Disease Resistance and the Impact of Antibiotics in the US

Friday, October 2, 6 AM PT, 6:30 PM IST

Justin Cook is an Associate Professor of Economics at University of California, Merced.

Karen Eggleston on Robots and Labor in the Service Sector: Firm-level Evidence from Nursing Homes

Friday, October 9, 8 AM PT, 8:30 PM IST

Karen Eggleston is Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University, and Director of the Stanford Asia Health Policy Program and Deputy Director of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at FSI. 

Rema Padman on YouTube Video Analytics for Health Literacy and Chronic Care Management: An Augmented Intelligence Approach to Assess Content and Understandability

Friday, October 16, 8 AM ET, 5:30 PM IST

Rema Padman is Trustees Professor of Management Science and Healthcare Informatics in the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University and Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She directs Healthcare Informatics research at iLab and Healthcare Operations and Analytics at the Center for Health Analytics at Heinz College.

Mark Duggan on Heterogeneity in The Impact of Privatizing Social Health Insurance

Friday, October 23, 8 AM PT, 8:30 PM IST

Mark Duggan is The Trione Director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and The Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics at Stanford. 

Sarang Deo on Multichannel Delivery in Healthcare: The Impact of Telemedicine Centers in Southern India

Friday, October 30, 4 PM IST

Sarang Deo is a Professor of Operations Management at the Indian School of Business. He is also the Executive Director at Max Institute of Healthcare Management 

Andrew Ching on Revisiting the Zero-price Effect Hypotheses: Evidence from Consumer Drug Choices in Sweden

Friday, November 13, 9 AM ET, 7:30 PM IST
Andrew Ching is a Professor in Business, Economics and Public Health, The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Baltimore.

Mattia Nardotto on Mums Go Online: Is the Internet Changing the Demand for Healthcare?  

Somdeep Chatterjee on Women’s Empowerment and Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence from a Multidimensional Policy in India 

Tuesday, December 15, 4 PM IST

Somdeep Chatterjee is an Assistant Professor and Chairperson of the Business Environment Area at the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM-L), a GLO Fellow and a Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK.

Namrata Chindarkar on Inequality of Opportunity in Health Among Urban, Rural, and Migrant Children: Evidence from China

Tuesday, December 22, 4 PM IST

Namrata Chindarkar is an Associate Professor at the JSW School of Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. She is also a Fellow of the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP) at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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