Behavioral Economics

Coming this Fall: Seventh Annual Behavioral Economics & Health Symposium

Please save the date for the Seventh Annual Behavioral Economics and Health Symposium which will be held on November 30 and December 1, 2017 at the University of Pennsylvania. This year we are pleased to announce that the conference will … Read more


Replacing the Affordable Care Act – a JAMA Viewpoint by PRC Director Kevin Volpp

In the April 3 issue of JAMA, UPenn PRC Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, and Jonathan S. Skinner, PhD, the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, discuss how research about behavioral economics in health care is useful when considering the challenges of replacing … Read more


NEJM Patient Engagement Insights Report: Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD

University of Pennsylvania PRC Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, and Namita S. Mohta, MD of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, analyze the second NEJM Catalyst Insights Council Survey on Patient Engagement. The majority of the respondents to the online survey sent in … Read more


VIDEO: Kevin Volpp: Broadening Health Care’s Product Offerings @ NEJM Catalyst

Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD. NEJM Catalyst Patient Engagement Talk “Broadening Health Care’s Product Offerings.” http://catalyst.nejm.org/videos/broadening-health-cares-product-offerings/


AcademyHealth Article-of-the-Year Award: PRC Director Kevin Volpp and PRC Researcher David Asch

PRC Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, and PRC Researcher David Asch, MD, MBA, were recognized for their significant contribution to the fields of health services research and health policy with the AcademyHealth Article-of-the-Year Award. Volpp, MD, PhD, is the founding … Read more


On NPR: PRC Director Kevin Volpp and New Strategies For Health Behavior Changes

On NPR’s Health News, PRC Director, Kevin Volpp, MD, discussed new strategies for changing health behaviors.     Volpp suggests that “commitment contracts” produce better results than traditional workplace rewards programs when it comes to tying financial incentives to goals. … Read more