John Cook School of Business Presents “The Health of the Economy and the Economics of Health”

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The John Cook School of Business is hosting an event, “The Health of the Economy and the Economics of Health” on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 8 a.m. in John and Lucy Cook Hall. Presentations begin at 8:30 a.m. in the A-B Auditorium.

The Department of Economics and the National Association of Business Economics (NABE) will present the event which will be a discussion of the 2016 outlook for Missouri/U.S. economies and the economic implications of health care reform. 

The panelists include:

Heather Bednarek, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Economics Department at Saint Louis University. Her primary research interests in health economics and policy include the economics of cancer and its impact on employment, obesity, and financing of public health insurance.

Timothy McBride, Ph.D. is a Professor at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University. He is an influential health policy analyst and leading health economist shaping the national agenda in rural health care, health insurance and health reform, Medicare and Medicaid policy, health economics, and access to health care.

Charles Gascon is a Regional Economist and Senior Research Support Coordinator in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He analyzes economic conditions in the Eighth Federal Reserve District and reports on conditions to the bank’s President and staff Economists.

David E. Rapach, Ph.D. is Professor of Economics and the Simon Endowed Chair in Economics at Saint Louis University. His research is highly cited and published in leading scholarly and practitioner journals in Economics and Finance. He is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Forecasting.

For registration and information, visit our event page.

About the John Cook School of Business

Founded in 1910 with Father Joseph Davis’ vision to create a flourishing school of finance and commerce, the John Cook School of Business is the oldest business school west of the Mississippi River. Rooted in a rich history of values-based business education, for the past century Saint Louis University’s business school has continuously sought to define business education.  

Accredited by AACSB International the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University is home to top-20 programs in entrepreneurship, international business and supply chain management. In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Cook School one of the top-100 business schools in the country. To learn more, visit business.slu.edu. 

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