Behavioral Economics

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


Kevin Volpp in JAMA – Price Transparency Not a Panacea for High Health Care Costs

In a JAMA editorial, UPenn PRC Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, discusses whether price transparency helps lower the cost of health care when pricing of services is a choice tool for  deciding on a health care plan. Responding to a … Read more


Team-based Goals Enhance Incentives to Increase Physical Activity

      In the March 15, 2016 issue of Journal of General Internal Medicine,  UPenn PRC Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, UPenn PRC researcher David Asch, MD, MBA, and co-authors reported on a study to compare the effectiveness of … Read more


Do Financial Incentives for Increasing Physical Activity Work?

In the February 16, 2016 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine,  UPenn PRC Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, UPenn PRC researcher David Asch, MD, MBA, and co-authors reported on a study to test the effectiveness of offering financial incentives to … Read more


CHIBE – NEJM Catalyst Web Event: Behavioral Strategies for Better Health. Feb. 25, 2016

On Thursday, February 25,  NEJM Catalyst produced a live web event titled Patient Engagement: Behavioral Strategies for Better Health. Hosted by the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, the event provided expert insight and … Read more


NEJM Catalyst – Kevin Volpp. MD, PhD, UPenn PRC Director, advisor to new healthcare information platform

Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, UPenn PRC Director, is a theme leader for NEJM Catalyst, a new collaborative platform which brings together health care executives, clinician leaders, and clinicians to share innovative ideas and practical applications for enhancing the value of … Read more