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Doug Bandow to Speak at Jolicoeur Economics Seminar

Published: November 04, 2019 | Categories: All News, Arts and Sciences

Thursday, November 7, 2019

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The Department of Economics of Western New England University will be hosting the 16th Annual Jolicoeur Economics Seminar on November 7. The conference will offer two sessions in the Wood Auditorium featuring Doug Bandow. Attendees are welcomed to join either one or both sessions. 

From 9:30 to 10:50 a.m. Bandow and University of Massachusetts Department of Economics professor Gerald Friedman will discuss Medicare: "Is There an Economic Case for Medicare for All?"

From 11:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Western New England University Department of Economics Professor Karl Petrick will join Bandow to discuss Trade Wars: "Are Trade Wars Good? Are They Easy to Win?"

Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, specializing in foreign policy and civil liberties. He worked as special assistant to President Ronald Reagan and editor of the political magazine Inquiry. He writes regularly for leading publications such as Fortune magazine, National Interest, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Times. Bandow speaks frequently at academic conferences, on college campuses, and to business groups. Bandow has been a regular commentator on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC. 

Friedman writes on the labor history of the United States and Europe, on health care policy, and on political economy. The author of two books in labor history (State-making and Labor Movements, the United States and France 1876-1914, and Remaking the Labor Movement: Restoring Means to Ends in a Democratic Labor Movement), he has also written a microeconomics textbook unlike any other (Microeconomics: Individual Choice in Communities). 

Petrick is a dual U.S. and U.K. Citizen with over 20 years' experience teaching, conducting research and consulting in the fields of international economic policy and international business. I have lived and worked in the United States, England, Jamaica and Hong Kong, along with time spent as a visiting researcher in the Czech Republic and Hungary. 

The Department of Economics at Western New England University is a proud sponsor of the Jolicoeur Economics Seminar annually which is funded through the generosity of William and Patricia Jolicoeur.