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Reenen is a professor of Applied Economics at MIT and recently won the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) research award for his paper “The Price Ain’t Right? Hospital Prices and Health Spending on the Privately Insured”. He is a member of the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future. He is also an officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to Economics and Public Policy Making and a recipient on Yrjö Jahnsson Award.
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