• SAINT VINCENT GRAD GRAD BURKHAUSER TO DELIVER SEPT. 24 LECTURE FOR CENTER OF POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC THOUGHT

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    September 13, 2019
    LATROBE, PA – The Center for Political and Economic Thought at Saint Vincent College’s Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will host a lecture by Richard V. Burkhauser at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the Fred M. Rogers Center.
    Burkhauser’s lecture will be entitled “Establishing Facts inside the Beltway During the Trump Administration.” Admission is free and open to the public.
    Burkhauser, who graduated from Saint Vincent College in 1965 with a degree in economics, has held tenured teaching and research positions in the Department of Economics at both Vanderbilt University and Syracuse University, before serving as the Sarah Gibson Blanding Professor of Public Policy in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University between 1998 and 2017, when he was named emeritus professor of public policy.
    In 2016, Burkhauser was named a senior research fellow in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, before resigning in Sept. 2017 to accept a position on the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, a position he held until May 2019.
    From 1984-94, Burkhauser was an associate editor of the Journal of Human Resources and of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management from 2014-16. In 2010, he served as president of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.
    Burkhauser’s professional career has focused on how public policies affect the employment and well-being of vulnerable populations. As a principal investigator on various grants and contracts from the National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and the U.S. Social Security Administration, he has carried out an extensive program of technical assistance and presentations to government agencies, policymakers and consumers on the employment and economic well-being of older persons and people with disabilities.
    He has published widely in journals of demography, economics, gerontology and public policy. Most recently, his research has focused on how government tax and transfer policy ameliorates market income inequality.
    For more information, contact Dr. Mary Beth McConahey in the Center for Political and Economic Thought at marybeth.mcconahey@stvincent.edu.
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    PHOTO: Richard V. Burkhauser, C’67
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