How Should the Government Negotiate Medicare Drug Prices? A Guide for the Perplexed

The “maximum fair price” for a drug must not only be equitable to those with unmet medical needs who may benefit from the use of the drug but also provide equitable returns on both public and private sector investments.

By Fred Ledley

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The Baby Formula

A fair start for every child? Let’s make it reality.

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The empirical analysis of public sector investments and the health value created by the drugs selected for Medicare price negotiations provides a cost basis for the assessment of the maximum fair price.

By Edward W. Zhou, Paula G. Chaves da Silva, Debbie Quijada, and Fred Ledley

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By Jan Toporowski

Read in the context of his time, Bagehot’s book Lombard Street appears as an attempt above all to reveal the dynamic of globalization when global money was sterling.

By Perry G. Mehrling

Research on labor market experience does not explain the link between the volatility low-wage workers encounter and their earnings and it leaves open numerous pressing questions, such as what, if anything, can be done to reduce racial and ethnic differences in economic well-being.

By Julie Yixia Cai

Examining the crucial role of poverty and inequality in shaping household indebtedness.

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The re-emergence of inflation threw the ‘science of monetary policy’ off the rails. Do the new tweaks to the theory work?

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