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ANU -The Longevity and budgetary impact of the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme


From: Thursday June 22, 2023, 5:30 pm

To: Thursday June 22, 2023, 7:30 pm

About Frank Lichtenberg

Frank R. Lichtenberg is Cain Brothers & Company Professor of Healthcare Management in the Faculty of Business (Economics Division) at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of the CESifo Research Network. Frank received a Bachelor of History (Honours) from the University of Chicago, and a Master and PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Frank previously taught at Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Ecole Polytechnique. He has served as an expert for the Federal Trade Commission, the United States (US) Department of Justice, and state Attorneys General, and has testified before Congress. He worked for several US government agencies, including the Department of Justice, the Congressional Budget Office, and the Census Bureau. Frank has also been a visiting scholar at institutions around the world, including Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, the University of Munich.

Frank's research has examined how the introduction of new technology arising from research and development affects the productivity of companies, industries and nations. He has performed studies on the impact of pharmaceutical innovation on longevity, the effect of computers on productivity in business and government organisations, and the consequences of takeovers and leveraged buyouts for efficiency and employment. His articles have been published in numerous scholarly journals and in the popular press. His book Corporate Takeovers and Productivity was published by MIT Press.

Frank has received a number of prizes for his research papers and has been awarded numerous prestigious research fellowships, grants, and contracts. He has also served as a consultant to many private organisations and government agencies.



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