Seminar – China Health Care Reform: The Good and the Bad (Professor William Hsiao)

Lecture by Dr. William Hsiao, K.T. Li Professor of Economics at the Harvard School of Public Health. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and he is also a qualified actuary with extensive experience in insurance. His current research focuses on developing health system economics that provide an analytical framework in diagnosing the causes for the successes or failures of a system. He has advised many nations on their health sector reforms, including Colombia, Poland, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Sweden, Cyprus, and South Africa. Dr. Hsiao has served as advisor to three US presidents and the US Congress on health and Social Security policy. He has published more than one hundred and fifty papers and several books. Dr. Hsiao was elected to the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Science and National Academy of Social Insurance, and serves as an advisor to the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and the International Monetary Fund.

The HSPH China Initiative organized and hosted the first lecture in China Health and Healthcare Seminar Series. Dr. William Hsiao, presented on “China Health Care Reform: The Good and the Bad.” Through the seminars series, the Initiative seeks to provide a context for information sharing and dissemination, substantive discussions on both completed and on-going research in China, and networking opportunities for students and faculty to identify future areas for collaboration.