Prof. Jonathan Gruber will discuss his new book which describes the role that government funding of research and development played in creating rapid growth in the U.S. - and how it can do so again.
Registration/Networking - 7:30 a.m.
Program - 8:00-9:00 a.m.
This event is being offered as a free education session.
300 TradeCenter, Suite 7600
Woburn, MA 01801
About the Guest Speaker
Ford Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Jonathan Gruber is the Ford Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has taught since 1992. He is also the Director of the Health Care Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the former President of the American Society of Health Economists.
He has published more than 175 research articles, has edited six research volumes, and is the author of Public Finance and Public Policy, a leading undergraduate text, Health Care Reform, a graphic novel, and Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revived Economic Growth and the American Dream (with Simon Johnson).
From 2003-2006 he was a key architect of Massachusetts’ ambitious health reform effort, and in 2006 became an inaugural member of the Health Connector Board, the main implementing body for that effort. During 2009-2010 he served as a technical consultant to the Obama Administration and worked with both the Administration and Congress to help craft the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.