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March 31, 2005
John E. Calfee is a resident scholar at AEI. From 1980 to 1986, he served in the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission. Mr. Calfee has taught marketing and consumer behavior in the business schools of the University of Maryland-College Park and Boston University, and was a visiting senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Mr. Calfee's research has focused on regulation, especially FDA regulation; health care; advertising and information; tort liability; and related areas. He is the author of Prices, Markets, and the Pharmaceutical Revolution (AEI Press, 2000) and Fear of Persuasion: A New Perspective on Advertising and Regulation (distributed by AEI Press, 1997).
Bernard S. Black is the Hayden W. Head Regents Chair for Faculty Excellence at the University of Texas Law School, a professor of finance at the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business, and co-director of the Center for Law, Business and Economics at the University of Texas. He is also managing director of the Social Science Research Network and its subnetwork, the Legal Scholarship Network. Mr. Black clerked for Judge Patricia M. Wald on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, practiced corporate and securities law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York City, and served as counsel to Commissioner Joseph Grundfest of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He was a professor of law at Stanford Law School (1998-2004) and Columbia Law School (1988-1998). He has been an adviser on company law, securities law, and corporate governance in Armenia, Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, Mongolia, Russia, Ukraine, and Vietnam. He has published several books and numerous articles in law, finance and economics journals, principally in the areas of corporate and securities law, corporate governance, corporate acquisitions, corporate finance and, most recently, health care. His books include The Law and Finance of Corporate Acquisitions (2nd ed., with Ronald Gilson, 1995 and supplement 2003) and Guide to the Russian Law on Joint Stock Companies (with Reinier Kraakman and Anna Tarassova, 1998).
Randall Bovbjerg is a principal research associate in the Health Policy Center of The Urban Institute. His first health policy publication was a 1975 Duke Law Journal article on HMOs and malpractice, and his most recent article on malpractice insurance crisis and reform was published in Clinics in Perinatology. Mr. Bovbjerg also drafted chapter 6 of the Institute of Medicine's 2000 book, To Err Is Human. He has studied prevention of medical injury, tort reform, and non-judicial alternatives, along with many other topics in health policy. He served on the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization's taskforce on alternatives to tort litigation and on the D.C. Health Care Reform Commission. Mr. Bovbjerg has taught for Duke and Johns Hopkins Universities. Previously, he was a state insurance regulator in Massachusetts.
David A. Hyman is a professor of law and medicine at the University of Illinois. He teaches or has taught health care regulation, civil procedure, insurance law, law and economics, professional responsibility, and tax policy. He has published articles on a wide variety of issues, but focuses his research on the regulation and financing of health care. While serving as special counsel to the Federal Trade Commission, Mr. Hyman was principal author and project leader for the first joint report ever issued by the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice, titled "Improving Health Care: A Dose of Competition" (2004). Mr. Hyman is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Texas and George Washington University Schools of Law, and a professor at the University of Maryland School of Law. He is a member of the Illinois and District of Columbia bars and the American Law Institute. He has done trial and appellate work, and is admitted to the Sixth, Seventh, and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the U.S. Tax Court.
Jonathan Klick is an assistant professor of law and a courtesy professor of economics at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. Mr. Klick received his law degree and his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University, and he currently serves as the associate director of AEI's Liability Project. Mr. Klick's research focuses on statistical analyses of the effects of legal changes on individual behavior, and he has published academic articles in The Journal of Law and Economics, The Journal of Economic Perspectives, and The Journal of Legal Studies, as well as numerous medical journals and law reviews.
Donald J. Zuk is SCPIE’s president and chief executive officer. He has been a member of the Board since 1997. Mr. Zuk became chief executive officer of the company's predecessor in 1989. Prior to joining the company, he served for twenty-two years with Johnson & Higgins, insurance brokers. His last position there was senior vice president in charge of its Los Angeles Health Care operations, which included the operations of SCPIE's predecessor. Mr. Zuk is a director of BCSI Holdings Inc., a privately held insurance company.