Northwood and Cato Economists to Analyze U.S. Economy & Healthcare Reform - How Will It Affect You?

Public Invited to Free Event at Hilton Anatole Dallas on October 26, 2013

CEDAR HILL, TEXAS – Texas employers and citizens concerned about America’s sluggish economy and the impact of healthcare reform will have an opportunity to hear what two leading economists believe healthcare reform will do to the economic recovery at a Northwood University-sponsored symposium, “The U.S. Economy and the Impact of Healthcare Reform.”

Annually Northwood recognizes 8 Distinguished Women from around the country for their accomplishments in the business and philanthropic world during a two-day celebration.  This year Dallas Fort Worth honorees include:  Congresswoman Kay Granger, Harriet Miers, Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk and Patricia Chambers.

This Saturday morning “Eggs and Economics” Session is an educational component of the weekend celebration.  It is a free, public event, set for October 26 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., at the Hilton Anatole Dallas Hotel, will feature Northwood University and faculty Dr. Timothy Nash, vice president of strategic and corporate alliances and the Fry endowed chair in free market economics at Northwood University, Cato Institute senior fellow Michael Tanner and Dr. Adam A. Guerrero, associate professor and economics department chair at Northwood University—Texas.  Sabine Adams, associate professor of economics and finance and finance department chair at Northwood University Texas, will serve as moderator.

During the event, the panelists will dissect some of the most pressing current and looming issues facing businesses, consumers, and taxpayers in a still-struggling economy. Special emphasis will be placed on the impact of The Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act.

“Everyone is looking for answers. The hidden truth is that our economy is not as healthy as many people and politicians want to believe,” stated panelist Dr. Timothy Nash.  “The American economy is less competitive and free than it was just 10 years ago. The imminent healthcare reforms show no promise for improving things.”

 For more information or to make a reservation for this event, contact Mary Frazier at 817.913.0037 or frazierm@northwood.edu

ABOUT THE PANELISTS

 Dr. Timothy G. Nash is vice president of strategic and corporate alliances and the Fry endowed chair in free market economics at Northwood University. He leads specialty programs, economic research, and continuing and executive education programming for Northwood University. Nash is the co-author of four books and is an adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and the Free Enterprise Institute in Houston, Texas. His travels and research have taken him to over 30 countries, he has co-authored four books and his writing and interviews have appeared in numerous publications. Nash received a B.B.A. from Northwood University, an M.A. in economics from Central Michigan University and his doctorate from Wayne State University with a cognate in management. He is a frequent commentator and his writing and interviews have appeared in numerous outlets including the Detroit News, USA Today, CNBC.com, and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Better, Faster, Cheaper.

 Mr. Michael D. Tanner is a senior fellow with the Cato Institute, a leading Public Policy Think Tank in Washington, DC. Tanner heads research into a variety of domestic policies with particular emphasis on health care reform, social welfare policy and social security reform. Most recently, Tanner co-edited Cato’s highly regarded anthology Replacing Obamacare: The Cato Institute on Health Care Reform. Mr. Tanner has authored four books with topics ranging from government and welfare reform to Health Care and Social Security Reform. Tanner is a sought after speaker and a frequent guest on national television and radio programs. His articles have appeared in publications ranging from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal to The Washington Post and USA Today. Before joining to the Cato Institute in 1993, Michael was director of research at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and legislative director for the American Legislative Exchange Council in Washington, DC. 

Dr. Adam A. Guerrero is an associate professor and economics department chair at Northwood University--Texas.  Dr. Guerrero's passions include teaching, research, and consulting.  Most recently, Dr. Guerrero co-authored the Michigan Chamber Foundation’s 2012 Michigan Economic Competitiveness Study. The study analyzed Michigan’s performance against the other 50 states on over 200 variables and also examined the significance of right-to-work legislation on state competitiveness. He has been involved in modeling persistence decisions for Northwood University’s full-time freshmen, transfer students at all levels, international students, and students enrolled in classes at the DeVos Graduate School of Management. Over 200,000 student-term decisions over the past 15 years are being examined relative to over 100 variables in an analysis of the factors that affect student enrollment, persistence, and graduation rates.  Dr. Guerrero completed his PhD at the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas.  He also has industry experience in sales and marketing at Xerox Corporation, financial sales at Compass Brokerage, and as a project manager for Amore Flowers, a family-owned business.

 ABOUT MODERATOR

Sabine Adams is associate professor of economics and finance and finance department chair at Northwood University Texas.  One of her primary focal points in all her courses is the development of sustainability goals; combining a business graduate's responsibilities towards corporate stakeholders, the environment, and profits simultaneously to maximize economic as well as societal prosperity. In addition, she has helped expand various programs to promote and educate students beyond textbook concepts. Additionally, she provides experiential learning in Financial Management, International Finance, International Trade, and Comparative Economic Systems.  She has participated in educational programs provided by the Foundation for Teaching Economics. As well, she has introduced the component of Northwood University's strategic plan that embraces sustainability through environmental conservation as a core element of the University's goals at a national EPA seminar, and acknowledged through the Quality Texas Foundation Award of the National Baldridge Foundation.  Ms. Adams has an M.A. in International Management Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas, and a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Degree in Economics, Commerce, Inter-Governmental Relations from the University of Virginia


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