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Posts published in “Issue 8: May 2021”

Stern Faculty Spotlight Presents: Professor Michael Dickstein

This month’s Stern Faculty Spotlight features Dr. Michael Dickstein, Assistant Professor of Economics. He teaches Healthcare Markets to MBAs, specializes in healthcare economics, and more recently has focused his research on the design of health insurance marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act. During this pandemic, society has recognized the importance of healthcare access, supply, and demand. It is an intricate system to understand, and this makes what Professor Dickstein studies and teaches so pertinent. His impactful research and nuanced knowledge of the healthcare system led him to be listed in Poets & Quants as Best 40-Under-40 Professors this year.

I am in Professor Dickstein’s Healthcare Markets class this semester (as well as what feels like the entire Stern Healthcare Association board).…

OppySpotlight: Roy Paul & Cents Ability

The Oppy’s Spotlight Series exposes Sternies to writers, artists, and causes outside of our typical professional networks. This month’s article highlights Roy Paul, Executive Director of Cents Ability, a financial literacy organization.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity. 

Roy and I sat down (virtually) in April and had a wide-ranging conversation about financial literacy: why it’s not taught in schools, what common misconceptions it has, and how Cents Ability is helping. Roy’s enthusiasm was palpable in his colorful storytelling. The Jackson Five house in Gary, Indiana makes an appearance. So sit down and learn more about this fascinating topic; at the end, we tell you how to get involved.…

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