Professor Tim Jost to Present at Fresh Thinking Project

Lexington, VA Wednesday, November 28, 2007

On Friday, November 30, Washington and Lee University School of Law Professor Tim Jost will present a paper at Stanford University for the Fresh Thinking project. The workshop will bring together the leading health law and regulation scholars in the country, and Jost will be the only legal academic presenting a paper at the event.
Fresh Thinking, a special project of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University, was designed to convene a collaborative, multidisciplinary group of scholars to comprehensively study the specific, detailed challenges to health care reform. The project is headed by Victor Fuchs, a prominent health economist at Stanford, and Ezekiel Emanuel, a well-known bioethicist from the National Institutes of Health.
Prof. Jost, along with Stanford economist Roger Noll, will present papers on the legal and regulatory issues germane to health care reform. Commentary on the papers will be provided by United States Congressman Jim Cooper, Gillian Hadfield from the University of Southern California, Mark Hall from Wake Forest, and Bill Sage from the University of Texas.

Tim Jost is the Robert L. Willet Family Professor of Law and Alumni Faculty Fellow at the Washington and Lee University School of Law. He is the author of Health Care at Risk: A Critique of the Consumer-Driven Movement, Health Care Coverage Determinations: An International Comparative Study and Disentitlement?: The Threats Facing Our Public Health-Care Programs and a Rights-Based Response. He was recently appointed to an Institute of Medicine committee to examine financial conflicts of interest between medical practitioners, researchers, and educators and the pharmaceutical and biotech industry.

More information about the project is available at

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