Regulation, Risk, and the Affordable Care Act

Becker Friedman Institute

February 25, 2014: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us we discuss the implications of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) ban on using pre-existing conditions to price health-insurance contracts.


Gleacher Center - Room 621
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

The pre-existing conditions component of the ACA has major benefits but also raises very serious concerns, particularly because it may introduce a massive amount of adverse selection in an otherwise competitive market. Modern contract theory allows a much deeper understanding of these issues. In this discussion, Pierre-André Chiappori, Distinguished Research Fellow with the institute, will consider the implications of the new regulation, both in its ethical and in its economic dimensions. Please join us for this presentation.


No Charge


Register Online

Deadline: 2/24/2014


5:00 PM-6:30 PM: Cocktails and Speaker

Speaker Profiles

Pierre-Andre Chiappori (Speaker)
Professor, Columbia University

Pierre-André Chiappori's research focuses on household behavior, risk, insurance and contract theory, general equilibrium, and mathematical economics.

Chiappori is currently the E. Rowan and Barbara Steinschneider Professor of Economics at Columbia University, as well as a fellow of the European Economic Association, of the Econometric Society, and of the Society of Labor Economists, as well as a Distinguished Fellow of the this institute. Previously, he taught in France (at Paris 1, EHESS, École Polytechnique, and ENSAE) and at the University of Chicago as a professor of economics, where he served until joining Columbia University in 2004.

Chiappori has published numerous papers (in both English and French) and has served as organizers or keynote speaker at many economics conferences. He is a fellow of the European Economic Association, the Econometric Society, and the Society of Labor Economists.

A graduate of the École Normale Supérieure, he received a master's degree in mathematics from the Université Paris VII, a master's degree in statistics from the Université Paris VI, and a PhD in economics from the Université Paris I.

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Amy Boonstra 
Managing Director, Programs and Outreach