Dr. Eric Helland

October 4, 2013

Dr. Helland will present in the economics department research seminar; the topic of his talk will be “The Impact of Race on the Provision of Health Care.”  The event is open to the public; however the talk is intended for faculty and graduate students in economics.  A copy of Dr. Helland’s paper is available here:

Eric Helland is the William F. Podlich Professor of economics at Claremont McKenna College and an Economist at RAND’s Institute for Civil Justice. He is the author of over 50 books and articles on topics in law and economics ranging from bounty hunters to judicial elections. His current research focuses on pharmaceutical and patent litigation, securities litigation, auto safety and medical malpractice. He has recently completed a study of the impact of judicial pay on judicial retention, published in the Stanford Law Review, and another study on Medicare Secondary Payer Act, which was the subject of Congressional testimony in 2011.  In 2002-2003 he was a visiting fellow at the Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. In 2003-04 he served as a Senior Economist on the Council of Economic Advisers. In 2008 he was a visiting professor of law at the University of California Los Angeles and in 20011-12 a visiting scholar at the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC. He is a co-editor of the International Review of Law and Economics. In 2012 he became Senior Advisor, Law and Economics at Praedicat Inc. He holds a PhD from Washington University in St. Louis and a B.A from the University of Missouri.