MIT economist Amy Finkelstein will deliver the 2015 Paul Levinger Lecture, titled “The Impact of Expanding Medicaid: Evidence from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment,” in Sayles Hall at Brown University on March 26, 2015, at 4 p.m.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Many stakeholders in the nation’s health care system are eager to learn what the impacts will be from the expansion of Medicaid as enabled by the Affordable Care Act. Through a study she is leading, Amy Finkelstein, professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been getting something of a sneak preview.

On Thursday, March 26, 2015, Finkelstein will share what she’s been learning in the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment when she delivers the annual Paul Levinger Lecture, co-sponsored by the School of Public Health and the Alpert Medical School.

MIT economist Amy Finkelstein, scientific co-director of J-PAL North America, a research center designed to encourage and facilitate randomized evaluations of important domestic policy issues, and co-director of the Public Economics Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Finkelstein will discuss the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment, a “randomized study of the effect of expanding public health insurance on the health care use, health outcomes, financial strain, and well-being of low-income adults.”

Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 4 p.m.

Sayles Hall
The College Green, Brown University