Cornerstone Research and SIEPR Cosponsored Healthcare Conference


Experts, academics, professionals, and policymakers discussed healthcare coordination, innovation, and reimbursement, as well as the government’s changing role.

Cornerstone Research and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) cosponsored “How Is Healthcare Changing? How Is the Government Responding?” on January 26, 2017. Deborah L. Feinstein, director of the FTC Bureau of Competition, gave the opening keynote address.

“New models of healthcare delivery are blurring the lines between providers and insurers,” said Dina Older Aguilar, head of Cornerstone Research’s healthcare practice. “These collaborations are giving rise to new allegations of anticompetitive behavior and different types of government investigations.”

Panels also covered the promises and challenges of innovation in healthcare, including issues of consumer protection and data privacy; and topics related to government reimbursements; the Affordable Care Act; and incentives of providers, insurers, and payors.


  • San Francisco

Dina Older Aguilar

Vice President

Gautam Gowrisankaran

Professor of Economics,
Columbia University;
Senior Advisor, Cornerstone Research

Mark Duggan

Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics;
Trione Director,
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR);
Stanford University

Laurence C. Baker

Professor of Health Policy,
Bing Professor of Human Biology,
Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research,
Stanford University;
Associate Chair for Education, Department of Health Policy,
Stanford School of Medicine;
Senior Advisor, Cornerstone Research

  • San Francisco

Maria Salgado

Vice President

Jonathan Kolstad

Henry J. Kaiser Chair,
Associate Professor, Economic Analysis and Policy,
Haas School of Business;
Associate Professor, Department of Economics,
University of California, Berkeley

Francine Lafontaine

William Davidson Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy,
Ross School of Business;
Professor of Economics (by courtesy),
University of Michigan;
Former Director, Bureau of Economics, U.S. Federal Trade Commission

Additional Speakers

Daniel R. Anderson
Deputy Director, Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division
U.S. Department of Justice

Allen E. Briskin
Senior Counsel
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Deborah L. Feinstein
Director, Bureau of Competition
Federal Trade Commission

Ben Handel
Associate Professor of Economics
University of California, Berkeley

Andrew L. Maas
Co-chief Scientist and Cofounder, Roam Analytics

Richard Sankary
Chief Medical Officer of Accountable Care, University HealthCare Alliance/Stanford Health Care
President, Affinity Medical Group; President, University Medical Partners

Benjamin B. Wagner
Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher