Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2020-21 Colloquium series "Health, Medicine, and Longevity: Exploring Public and Private Roles"

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Health, Medicine, and Longevity: Exploring Public and Private Roles

Governmental agencies and non-state actors interact within health systems in complicated and sometimes controversial ways that are vital for health and well-being. These run the gamut from developing and distributing vaccines and therapeutics for COVID-19 and mitigating the social and economic impact of the pandemic, to achieving and sustaining universal health coverage, addressing the social determinants of health, mitigating disparities, and encouraging innovations for healthy longevity, to name but a few. From the conceptual foundations to the daily reality of practitioners, this colloquium series will explore the evidence and experience of the public-private nexus in health sectors across Asia, in comparative global perspective. With colloquia throughout the academic year, the series features a keynote on February 10, 2021 from Nobel Laureate Oliver Hart, “A Quarter Century of ‘The Proper Scope of Government’: Theory and Applications” (dating from the 1996 NBER working paper subsequently published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, QJE).


Events from this Series:

February 10, 2021
A Quarter Century of ‘The Proper Scope of Government’: Theory and Applications
Keynote address by 2016 Nobel Laureate in Economics Oliver Hart
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The Legacy of 'The Proper Scope of Government'
A tribute documentary to the work of Hart, Shleifer, and Vishny
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January 20, 2021
Public-Private Collaborations and NGOs in the Health Sector in Asia
Jiban Karki, Dale Huntington, and Sok Chamreun Choub
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November 17, 2020
Chronic Disease and COVID-19: Mitigating Collateral Damage from the Pandemic
Nikhil Tandon, Kavita Singh, Lijing Yan, Jianchao Quan, Daejung Kim, Piya Hanvoravongchai, and Wasin Laohavinij
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October 29, 2020
Weathering the Storm: Poverty and Indonesia’s Social Protection System Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic
Sudarno Sumarto
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October 15, 2020

The Epidemiology of COVID-19 and Policy Responses in Asia
Gabriel Leung
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March 5, 2021


  • Lawrence H. Summers,
  • Richard J. Zeckhauser,
  • John D. Donahue,
  • Karen Eggleston,
  • Yijia Jing
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January 20, 2021


  • Jiban Karki,
  • Sok Chamreun Choub,
  • Dale Huntington
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November 17, 2020


  • Nikhil Tandon,
  • Kavita Singh,
  • Lijing Yan,
  • Daejung Kim,
  • Piya Hanvoravongchai ,
  • Wasin Laohavinij,
  • Jianchao Quan
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October 15, 2020


  • Gabriel Leung