Chicago Economics Society Speaker Series Event in San Francisco

Chicago Economics Society - San Francisco Chapter

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of San Francisco

October 11, 2013: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Distinguished Alumni Speaker, Lawrence Wu, PhD'92, Presents: Can Competition and Innovation Cure the Concerns over Health Care Spending?


The Orrick Building
405 Howard Street
San Francisco, California

Event Details

The annual growth rate in health care spending per person is lower than it has been in years. but have we solved our health care spending problem? Or will history repeat itself with health care spending growing faster than the growth rate in GDP? In the first of the Chicago Economics Society speaker series in the San Francisco/Bay Area, economist Lawrence Wu will discuss the economic factors that are behind the rise in health care costs and the role of competition and innovation in controlling those costs in the future.


$15 includes lunch and presentation.

Non-UChicago affiliates may use this link to register


Register Online

If you have any problems with the on-line registration for the event or food allergies we should be aware of, please contact Lucie Sandel at or 773.702.5646.

Deadline: 10/8/2013

Speaker Profiles

Lawrence Wu (Speaker)

Dr. Wu is the President of NERA Economic Consulting, a leading global provider of economic advice and analysis in business, legal, and regulatory matters. His expertise is in the economics of antitrust, and intellectual property, and he is particularly well known for his work in the area of health care competition. Before joining NERA, he was a staff economist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Dr. Wu earned his PhD from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and his B.A. from Stanford University.


Lucie Sandel