March 15, 2010, 12:00-1:30
Better Living Through Economics (Harvard University Press 2010) illustrates the fundamental contributions of economic research to important public policy decisions through twelve case studies. A panel of distinguished scholars will discuss some of these examples of how basic economic research by academic economists has improved people’s lives and continues to impact policy decisions.
Brigitte Madrian, Harvard Kennedy School: “More Saving and Better Retirements.”
Lawrence Ausubel, University of Maryland, “The Greatest Auction in History: Raising Billions from the Communications Spectrum”
Alvin Roth, Harvard University, “Improved Markets for Doctors, Organ Transplants and School Choice”
John Siegfried, Vanderbilt University, “Cheaper Airfares, Welfare Reform and an All-Volunteer Military”
Sponsored by: The Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA)
A box lunch will be served. This is a widely attended event!
Positive RSVPs to firstname.lastname@example.org or 202/842-3525.