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Economics and Health Care Workshop

Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne’s (IPFW’s) Center for Economic Education is offering a free workshop, “Economics Perspective on Health Care by Robin Hanson,” Monday, April 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Walb Union, Room 222.  

John Kessler, director of the Center for Economic Education and a member of the Department of Economics faculty, said the workshop is an excellent opportunity for teachers.  “Health care is on the minds of many people right now, especially with the recent passage by Congress of health care reform legislation.  Teachers and their students may have questions about the whole health care issue and this lecture and workshop will be good tools to use in their classroom discussions,” said Kessler. 

Featured speaker Robin Hanson is an associate professor of economics at George Mason University, a research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University, and chief scientist at Consensus Point.  He received his Ph.D. in social science from the California Institute of Technology in 1997 and was then a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation health policy scholar at the University of California at Berkeley.

The lecture and workshop are free and open to the public, however pre-registration is requested.  To register, send an e-mail to Kessler at and tell him how many people are in your party.  Teachers are asked to identify themselves and the school at which they teach when they register.  Teachers will receive a certificate for two hours of professional development for attending the workshop. 

The Center for Economic Education at IPFW is part of the Indiana Council for Economic Education, under the umbrella of the Council for Economic Education. The Center’s mission is to help teachers integrate economics education into the classroom curriculum in an interesting manner that connects students to what is happening in the world around them.