Notre Dame Club Features Speaker on Obamacare Tonight

An invitation to hear an economist give his take on the impact of Obamacare:

The Obama Health Care Reform Plan

The 2012 Hesburgh Lecture of the Notre Dame Club of McHenry County will be presented by

William N. Evans, Ph.D.
Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Economics
in the Department of Economics and Econometrics
at the University of Notre Dame
Marian Central Catholic High School
1001 McHenry Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois 60098
Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at 7:30 p.m.

The Lecture

This lecture does three things:

  • First, it outlines the four key issues that any comprehensive health care reform package should address.
  • Second, it outlines the Obama plan and discusses how it addresses these four key issues.
  • Third, it suggests some likely impacts of the proposed health care reform.

The Lecturer

William Evans

William Evans received his Ph.D. in economics in 1987 from Duke University, and for 20 years was a faculty member in the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland.

In 2007, he joined the faculty at the University of Notre Dame as the Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Econometrics. His research covers a broad range of areas, including labor economics, public finance, health economics, and the economics of education. His papers have appeared in the top journals in the profession, and his research is frequently cited in multiple disciplines. Much of his research uses natural and quasi-experimental variation to identify economic relationships. His work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and a variety of private foundations. Currently he is the editor of the Journal of Human Resources, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Policy Scholars Program.

Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.

Father Ted Hesburgh is President Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He served as President of the University for decades prior to 1987 when he retired from the position. He has held various national and international posts, and has received various national and international awards. This lecture series is named in his honor.

Sponsors of the 2012 Hesburgh Lecture

  • Harding Real Estate
  • Heritage Title Company
  • Law Office of David R. Gervais
  • Marian Central Catholic High School
  • Notre Dame Club of McHenry County

All are invited to attend. There is no charge to attend. A light reception will follow.

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