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Industrial Policy in America: Breaking the Taboo

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Congratulations to Stuart Scwheitzer and his coauthor from the University of Ferrara, who have a new book out about Industrial Policy in America.

The description notes that

The debate on [industrial policy] in the US has always been full of contradictory rhetoric and policy practices, and the expert authors therefore acknowledge a need to rethink the traditional antagonist positions. They illustrate that contemporary markets continue to demand to be fixed by government policies, and governments continue to show how fixing-the-market policies might fail. The conclusion is that the future of industrial policy is about how to make both markets and governments better in their functioning, but that the real goal for industrial policy is to make better-market and better- government policies consistent with the goal of building a better society.


The book is due out with Edward Elgar in March, 2013, with a list price of £65.

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Congratulations, Becky!

Becky Yano has been awarded the 2012 VA Undersecretary’s Award for Career Achievement in Health Services Research.  This prestigious award is the highest honor for a VA health services researcher, awarded annually following peer review to the individual who demonstrates exceptional achievement in improving our understanding of factors that affect the health and quality of care of Veterans, inspires and trains the next generation of health services researchers, and enhances the visibility and recognition of VA research nationally.

For more details, see the news post on the Department’s Website.

Congratulations Ron Andersen!

 2012 Dickson Emeriti Professors Named

The Dickson Emeritus/a Professorship Award is given each year to one or more emeriti professors to recognize continuing scholarship, teaching and service at UCLA since retirement. The late Edward A. Dickson, Regent of the University of California from 1913 to 1946, made the original gift that supports awards at each of the UC campuses.

Three UCLA Emeriti Professors have been selected to receive the Dickson Award, which includes a cash prize of $5,000: Professor Ronald M. Andersen; Professor Wesley S. Moore and Professor Hartmut E.F. Scharfe. In addition, a special award for unusual and extraordinary service, along with a $1,000 award, will be given to Professor Melvin (Mef) Seeman. The awards will be presented at the UCLA Emeriti Association dinner on May 9, 2012 at the Faculty Center.

Ronald M. Andersen, Wasserman Professor Emeritus, Departments of Health Services and of Sociology. One of the leading sociologists in the world, Andersen is recognized as having created the field of scholarship addressing accessibility of health care. His model has been applied nationally and internationally as a framework for utilization and cost studies. Andersen is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Following his retirement in 2005, he has continued to make exceptional contributions to research, teaching and community service, serving on review panels at the National Institutes of Health and collaborating on more than 30 research articles and two books. Andersen regularly teaches courses in the School of Public Health, and mentors not only graduate students, but also interns, residents, and post-doctoral fellows. In addition, he plays a distinctive senior role in mentoring minority researchers in health services research at Charles R. Drew University.

Welcome, Hector!

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Hector Rodriguez has officially joined our faculty as of July 1st, and has been spotted in the building with his dog, Layla.  Please give them both a nice welcome when you see them.

Hector comes to us from UW-Seattle, where he taught health management and organizational theory.  Hector did spend some time at Harvard, where he earned a PhD in Health Policy Program, but let’s say that the best part of his education was in the UC system, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree at UC San Diego, and an MPH at UC Berkeley.  Welcome back to California, Hector!