Thursday, February 22, 2018
Healthcare in America is a highly contentious topic, with best practices and policies not always easy to determine, even within party lines. American Enterprise Institute's Thomas Miller will address current policy issues surrounding healthcare, the challenges of structuring incentives, and opportunities for lawmakers to be innovative as they examine policy alternatives.
Thomas Miller is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, DC where he studies health care policy, including regulatory barriers to choice and competition, market-based alternatives to the Affordable Care Act, health care litigation, and the political economy of health care reform. As a former senior health economist for the Joint Economic Committee in Congress, Miller was previously a trial attorney and a journalist. Miller has testified before Congress on the uninsured, health care costs, Medicare cost sharing, high-risk pools, health care competition, health insurance tax credits, and the individual mandate.
President Trump was elected in part because of some disquieting economic trends. N. Gregory Mankiw, professor of economics at Harvard University, will discuss those trends, their causes and origins, and how they can be changed.
N. Gregory Mankiw is the Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University. As a student, he studied economics at Princeton University and MIT. As a teacher, he has taught macroeconomics, microeconomics, statistics, and principles of economics. He even spent one summer long ago as a sailing instructor on Long Beach Island.
Mankiw is a prolific writer and a regular participant in academic and policy debates. His research includes work on price adjustment, consumer behavior, financial markets, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth. His published articles have appeared in academic journals, such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and Quarterly Journal of Economics, and in more widely accessible forums, such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.
He has written two popular textbooks—the intermediate-level textbook Macroeconomics (Worth Publishers) and the introductory textbook Principles of Economics (Cengage Learning); the latter has sold over two million copies and has been translated into twenty languages.
In addition to his teaching, research, and writing, Mankiw has been a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, an adviser to the Congressional Budget Office, and the Federal Reserve Banks of Boston and New York, and a member of the ETS test development committee for the advanced placement exam in economics. From 2003 to 2005 he served as chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers.
Professor Mankiw's Athenaeum presentation is co-sponsored by the Financial Economics Institute (FEI) at CMC.