When Joe Biden takes the oath of office as the country’s 46th president on Jan. 20, 2021, the country will be at a very different place from when he launched his campaign on April 25, 2019. The unemployment rate will be approximately twice as high and the federal deficit will have ballooned.
SIEPR Director Mark Duggan will be discussing his recent policy brief on economic policy in a Biden administration in our next installment of "In Conversation with SIEPR Scholars" on February 2 from noon - 1pm PT. This conversation will be moderated by Gopi Shah Goda, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow at SIEPR. Read the full brief here.
Mark Duggan is The Trione Director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and The Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics at Stanford. His research focuses on the health care sector and the effects of government expenditure programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. His research has been published in leading academic outlets including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics and has been featured in many media outlets including The Economist, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Duggan was the 2010 recipient of the ASHEcon Medal (awarded once every two years to the leading health economist in the U.S. under age 40) and his research has been funded by National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Social Security Administration. He has testified about his research to committees in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives and he served from 2009 to 2010 as the Senior Economist for Health Care Policy at the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He teaches "Econ 1" at Stanford and advises dozens of undergraduate and graduate students.
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