2019 Speakers

Professor Craig Garthwaite, Director of the Program on Healthcare Studies, at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, discussed the impacts and future of Obamacare at a public symposium hosted by the Center for Public Policy at the Gies College of Business at UIUC. And Professor Anne Bradley, academic director at The Fund for American Studies and former terrorism finance analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency, offered her fascinating insights on government decision making and the war on terrorism 18 years after 9/11 to economics students. Please check back for video soon.

anne bradleyEconomics of Terrorism Speaker Spring 2019: Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley is the George and Sally Mayer Fellow for Economic Education and the academic director at The Fund for American Studies. Through this position, Dr. Bradley works to enhance the impact and reach of TFAS and FTE economic education programs through courses, seminars, videos and social media. She also delivers lectures around the country and oversees curriculum development and evaluation for economics courses. She served as the associate director for the Program in Economics, Politics and the Law at the James M. Buchanan Center at George Mason University. Dr. Bradley’s academic work ranges on the question of income inequality and economic freedom as well as the political economy of terrorism, with specific emphasis on the industrial organization of al-Qaeda. Her academic research has been published in scholarly journals and edited volumes. She is currently working on a book that analyzes the political economy of al-Qaeda post 9/11. Based on her academic research, she also worked as an economic analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency’s Office of Terrorism Analysis.

craig garthwaiteObamacare Speaker Spring 2019: Professor Craig Garthwaite is the Herman R. Smith Research Professor in Hospital and Health Service, an Associate Professor of Strategy, and the Director of the Program on Healthcare at Kellogg (HCAK). He is an applied microeconomist whose research examines the effects of government policies and social phenomena with a focus on health and biopharmaceutical sectors. His recent work has focused on the private sector effects of the Affordable Care Act, including the labor supply effects of large insurance expansions, the changes in uncompensated hospital care resulting from public insurance expansions, and the responses of non-profit hospitals to financial shocks. In prior work, he has examined the impact of government cash assistance programs on health and the effect of changes in expected mortality from the emergence of crack-cocaine markets on educational attainment.