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NEW: WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11 - Health Care Reform & ACA Series: Austan Goolsbee on "Health Care and the Economy"
Noon (lunch provided). The University of Chicago Hospitals, Billings Auditorium P-117, 5812 S. Ellis Ave.
Register at: http://austangoolsbee.eventbrite.com
This event is co-sponsored by the University of Chicago's MacLean Center and the Institute of Politics. For over 30 years, the MacLean Center has sponsored a seminar series that has examined one key issue in health care each year. This year's series is on Ethical Issues in Health Care Reform. The lecturer on Dec. 11 is Austan Goolsbee, an economist and the Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics at the Booth School of Business. He recently returned to Chicago after completing his service as chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers from 20010-2011. Goolsbee currently served as chief economist for the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, where he helped guide the administration’s response to the economic crisis. Previously in 2004, Goolsbee advised Barack Obama in his Senate race and was the senior economic advisor to the 2008 Obama presidential campaign. An economics columnist for Slate and The New York Times, Goolsbee was awarded the Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism. He writes monthly for the Wall Street Journal and is a contributor and economic analyst for ABC News. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from Yale University and his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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