Center to Present Lecture on Affordable Care Act Effects by Casey Mulligan Oct. 25

by Public Relations | Oct 20, 2017

Oct. 20, 2017

Dr. Casey MulliganSaint Vincent College Center for Political and Economic Thought of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will present a lecture by Dr. Casey Mulligan at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus of Saint Vincent College. His talk is entitled “Some Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Small-Business Hiring.” Admission is free and open to the public.

Mulligan received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1993 and has served as a visiting professor teaching public economics at Harvard University, Clemson University and the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago.

He is affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research, the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State and the Population Research Center.

He has received awards and fellowships from the Manhattan Institute, the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Smith-Richardson Foundation and the John M. Olin Foundation.

His research covers capital and labor taxation, the gender wage gap, health economics, Social Security, voting and the economics of aging.

Mulligan has written widely on discrepancies between economic analysis and conventional wisdom. In the wake of his recent book, “Side Effects and Complications: The Economic Consequences of Health-Care Reform,” The Wall Street Journal called Mulligan “the economist who exposed Obamacare.” He is also the author of “The Redistribution Recession and Parental Priorities” and “Economic Inequality.” Mulligan has also written numerous op-eds and blog entries for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Chicago Tribune, and other blogs and periodicals.

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The Center for Political and Economic Thought is an interdisciplinary public affairs institution of Saint Vincent College. It sponsors research and education programs, primarily in the fields of politics, economics and moral-cultural affairs. The Center seeks to advance scholarship on philosophical and policy concerns related to freedom and Western civilization with particular regard to the American experience. The Center was founded in 1991 as an outgrowth of the Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series, which was launched in 1986.

The Center’s programs include: The Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series, the Government and Political Education Series, the Civitas Forum on Principles and Policies for Public Life, Culture and Policy Conferences and Scholarships and Fellowships. In addition, the Center supports research and educational activities through its staff and it produces numerous publications.

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