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Robert F. Graboyes, MSHA, PhD

Curriculum Vitae (2/24/14)

 

Senior Research Fellow

Mercatus Center at George Mason University

3434 Washington Boulevard, 4th floor

Arlington, VA 22201

 

rgraboyes@mercatus.gmu.edu

www.mercatus.org

www.mercatus.org/robert-graboyes

www.robertgraboyes.com

703.993.9671

 

 

EDUCATION

 

2000                          Ph.D., Economics, Columbia University, New York, NY.

1998                          M.S.H.A., Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.

1984                          M.Phil., Economics, Columbia University, New York, NY.

1981                          M.A., Government, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

1976                          B.A., English, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

 

NONACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

 

2013-date                Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center @ George Mason University, Arlington, VA

2011-2013               Senior Fellow for Health and Economics, NFIB Research Foundation, Washington, DC

2007-2011               Senior Healthcare Advisor, National Federation of Independent Business, Washington, DC

1996-2002               Manager and Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Richmond, VA

1990-1996               Associate Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Richmond, VA

1989-1990               Assistant Economist/Managing Editor, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

1989                          Economist, Virginia Department of Taxation, Richmond, VA

1985-1988               Economist/Second Vice President, Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY

1983-1985               Associate Economist, Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY

1981-1982               Research Assistant, Dr. Don Patinkin, Columbia University, Department of Economics, New York, NY

 

 

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

 

2005-2013               Clinical Professor, University of Virginia, School of Nursing

2012-date                Adjunct Professor, The George Washington University, Department of Health Services Management and Leadership

2009-date                Affiliate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Health Administration & School of Allied Health Professions

2008-date                Adjunct Professor, George Mason University, Department of Health Administration and Policy

2005-2013               Clinical Associate Professor, University of Virginia, School of Nursing

2002-2009               Affiliate Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Health Administration & School of Allied Health Professions

1998-2002               Affiliate Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Health Administration & School of Allied Health Professions

2006-2007               Visiting Lecturer, University of Richmond, Department of Economics

2005-2006               Visiting Associate Professor, University of Richmond, Department of Economics

2002-2005               Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Richmond, Department of Economics

2001-2002               Part-time Assistant Professor, University of Richmond, Department of Management Systems

2005-2007               Director, Language Across the Curriculum (Department Chair), University of Richmond

1983                          Adjunct Professor, Hunter College, Department of Economics

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

2012                    Outstanding Faculty Award, The George Washington University, Department of Health Services Management and Leadership

2007                    Dennis D. Pointer Award, Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Health Administration.

2005                    Outstanding Professor of Economics, University of Richmond.

2005                    Outstanding Professor of International Business, University of Richmond.

1998                    Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society

1981, 1982         Student Fellow, American Institute for Economic Research

 

RESEARCH GRANTS:  PREVIOUS SUPPORT

 

2002                     Co-Investigator (P.I.).  “Choosing health versus wealth: a laboratory survey.” $6,000.  Funding Source:  University of Richmond Research Fund.

 


 

MERCATUS WORK

 

soon              “Medicaid and Health,” in The Economics of Medicaid: Assessing the Costs and Consequences, Jason Fichtner, ed. [Mercatus, book chapter, forthcoming]

14-03/03      Economic Experts on FY 2015 Budget [Mercatus, commentary]

14-02/24      In the Healthcare Debate, Every Day is Groundhog Day [RealClearMarkets, op-ed]

14-01/24      Mercatus Scholars on the 2014 State of the Union [Mercatus, commentary]

14-01/22      What Green Plastic Fingers Prove about Health Care Innovation [U.S. News and World Report, op-ed]

14-01/07      Health Care: Searching for Steve Jobs [Mercatus, podcast]

14-01/03      Talking Health Care [State Policy Network, panel discussion with Emily Ekins to SPN, Philadelphia]

13-12/12      Affordable Care Act is a Problem for Much More Than the 5% [Real Clear Markets, op-ed]

13-12/03      Medicaid Expansion: State Policy Challenges [Mercatus, podcast, 12/3/13]

13-12/03      Exploring The Affordable Care Act: What Is The Impact and What Is Necessary for Successful Reform? [Mercatus Capitol Hill Campus, lecture, Rayburn House Office Building, 12/3/2013]

13-11/24      Affordable Care Act debate (link not currently available) [Capital Insider (WJLA-TV), TV interview]

13-11/19      Ben Bernanke speech (I introduce him at the start and interview him, beginning at 36:00)
[C-Span Video of National Economists Club Annual Dinner, U.S. Chamber of Commerce]

13-11/17      Medicaid Expansion: States Under Duress [Richmond Times-Dispatch, op-ed]

13-11/11      Another Way Taxpayers Lose Under the Affordable Care Act [U.S. News and World Report, op-ed]

13-11/07      American Medicine: Closing of the Frontier? [USA Today, op-ed]

13-10/31      If They Ever Fix The Obamacare Website, The Worst May Be Yet To Come [Forbes.com, op-ed]

13-10/30      Supply-side Health Economics [Mercatus Center, seminar for Mercatus staff]

13-10/29      Americans Losing Their Current Health Care Plans [WCCO, radio interview]

13-10/25      What a Real Affordable Care Act Looks Like [Peter Schiff Show, radio interview]

13-10/17      Obamacare: What You Don’t Know and How It Could Impact Your Business [Creative Financial Group, speech to clients, Springfield, PA]

13-10/16      Health Care Reform [Mercatus Center, speech to Mercatus supporters and friends, New York City]

13-10/15      Obamacare Subsidies: Runaway Truck [Altarum Health Policy Forum, op-ed]

13-10/14      The American Health Care System: Principles for Successful Reform [Mercatus Center, paper]

13-10/11      Affordable Care Act Will Enrich Insurers At Taxpayers' Expense [Investor’s Business Daily, op-ed]

13-10/11      Healthcare Reform [Capital Insider (WJLA-TV), TV interview]

13-10/09      Obamacare and Millennials [WTAD (Quincy, IL), radio interview]

13-10/07      Affordable Care Act Is a Raw Deal for Millennials [U.S. News and World Report, op-ed]

13-10/04      The Obamacare Catastrophe [Cato Institute, panel discussion with David Goldhill and Michael Cannon]

13-10/03      Disruptive Innovation in Health Care [John Batchelor Show, radio interview]

13-10/02      Paging Dr. Jobs [McClatchy Tribune, op-ed]

13-09/25      Healthcare in 2014: How the Affordable Care Act Impacts Families and Small Business Owners [Rural Counties Representatives of California, panel discussion with Diane Stanton, South Lake Tahoe, CA]

13-09/13      The Affordable Care Act and Health Care in America [Jason Lewis Show, radio interview]

 

 

NFIB Healthcare Bulletin: Periodic email blasts

13-06/27             Aggregation Aggravation

13-04/22             SHOP Chopped: Opt Dropped

13-02/21             End the Employer Mandate Now

12-12/20             Will PPACA Self-repeal?

12-10/16             PPACA for Employees: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

12-08/22             Small Business under PPACA: Behind the Eight-ball

12-06/20             The Day After: Health Care Reform after NFIB v Sebelius

12-05/31             Self-insurance and Small Business

12-04/03             Health Care Law Blues: They Hear That Train a-Comin

12-02/24             Cashews on the Hindenburg

11-11/28             PPACA’s Pyroclastic Plume

11-09/28             PPACA: Five Layers of Uncertainty

11-08/09             PPACA and the Jobless Recovery

11-06/14             The HIT Hit: PPACA's Health Insurance Tax

11-05/03             Essential Health Benefits: The Secretary’s Joystick

11-04/03             The Incredible Shrinking Small Business Tax Credit

11-03/09             Small Business in Waiver World

11-01/06             Caught in the Middle (Douglas Holtz-Eakin, co-author)

10-10/20             No sales tax on home sales, BUT ...

10-10/04             Costs and the Law that Shall Not Be Named

10-08/31             1099 Collation Calamity

10-07/07             Premium Credits + Free Rider Provision = Mystery Tax

10-05/25             Healthcare Law vs. Employee Privacy

10-05/13             Small Business Tax Credit: Less Than Meets the Eye

10-04/19             The Majestic Equality of the Healthcare Law

10-03/18             To Congress: Three Proverbs for Healthcare Reform

09-10/15             Health Insurance Exchanges

09-08/19             Healthcare Reform and Wages

09-07/24             The Problem with Prevention

09-07/14             Healthcare lesson from Massachusetts: Deal with costs from Day One

 

Altarum Blogs: Columns written for the Altarum Institute’s Health Policy Forum.

12-08/21             Small Business Under PPACA: Behind the Eight-ball

12-06/19             The Day After: Health Care Reform After NFIB v Sebelius

12-04/03             Health Care Law Blues: They Hear That Train a-Comin

12-02/16             Cashews on the Hindenburg

11-12/20             Small Business and Exchanges: SHOP Till You Drop

11-10/11             Health Care Law Subsidies: A Tale of Two Cities

11-08/09             PPACA and the Jobless Recovery

11-06/14             HIT Hit: (PPACA’s Health Insurance Tax)

11-05/03             Essential Health Benefits: The Secretary’s Joystick

11-02/08             Small Business Health Care Wish List: Repeal and Replace

10-04/27             Health Reform - New Burdens for Small Business

 

CribSheets: Summaries of Small Business Issues

12-09/28             #12-17 PPACA: A Healthcare Law Guide for Employees

12-09/08             #12-16 Small Business Tax Rates and Tax Complexity

12-08/24             #12-15 PPACA: Medicare Wage/Salary and Investment Tax

12-09/21             #12-14 Healthcare Solutions: Interstate Insurance Markets

12-09/21             #12-13 Healthcare Solutions: Portability

12-08/10             #12-12 Healthcare Solutions: Tax Parity for Insurance

12-08/10             #12-11 Healthcare Solutions: Defined Contribution Plans

12-08/10             #12-10 Healthcare Solutions: Malpractice Reform

12-07/27             #12-9 Fiscal Cliff 2013 (before the deal)

12-07/27             #12-8 PPACA Timeline

12-07/13             #12-7 PPACA: Employer Mandate Penalty Calculations

12-07/08             #12-6 NFIB Healthcare Solutions

12-06/22             #12-5 IRS Form 1099

12-03/15             #12-4 PPACA: Problems for Small Business

12-02/29             #12-3 PPACA’s Health Insurance Tax (HIT)

12-02/15             #12-2 PPACA: The Individual Mandate Tax

12-01/15             #12-1 EPA: Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program

11-12/01             #11-2 PPACA: Small Business Health Insurance Tax Credit

11-11/15             #11-1 PPACA: Employer Mandate Penalties

 

Miscellaneous writings, speeches, long interviews

12-02                    CoBank Interview (cobank.com) 

10-12/01             Job Stagnation: Lost Years’ Legacy Urban Institute speech (Urban Institute speech)

09-07/20             Healthcare Reform and Small Business (National Conference of State Legislatures speech)

09-06/23             Healthcare and Small Business: Problems and Fixes (National Economists Club speech)

09-05/28             Small Business and Healthcare Reform (American Benefits Council speech)

08-2007               Robb Mandelbaum interview (inc.com)

 

Washington Post: Healthcare Rx blog

10-03/31             Not an ending, only a beginning

10-03/19             It will ravage small business

10-03/11             The cash cows' beef

10-02/24             Peggy Lee sings health care

10-01/21             Retreat, rethink, return to principles

10-01/14             Beware. Destination unknown

09-01/07             A kick in the teeth

09-12/15             Doughnuts in the parking lot

09-12/21             Disaster turns to disgrace

09-11/30             With a huge pen and sharp scissors

09-11/18             Not Lucy Ricardo, but not Godot

09-11/03             Start with a smaller burger

09-10/29             Not enough, and yet too much

09-10/22             Westminster health-care show

09-10/07             Killer Tax on Low-Income Workers? No!

09-09/17             Malpractice Matters

09-08/07             Umpire or Play Ball, Not Both

09-07/29             Amending Marshal Lyautey

09-07/24             Rein Costs In or They'll Rein Us In

09-07/16             Only If You Like Killing Jobs

09-07/02             Innovation, Timeliness, Choice, Quality

09-06/16             Message to Obama from Small Businesses

 

Doctoral Dissertation

2000                     Graboyes, Robert F.  Indemnities versus Deductibles in Health Insurance: Relative Efficiency in Deterring Low-Benefit Medical Treatments. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Columbia University, 2000. Dissertation committee: Dr. Sherry Glied (chair), Ken Leonard, Dan O’Flaherty, Abigail Tay, Josh Zivin

 

Master’s Thesis

1981                     Graboyes, Robert F.  Information, Rationality, and Politics: A Critique of Anthony Downs's An Economic Theory of Democracy. Unpublished master’s thesis, College of William and Mary, 1981. Thesis committee: Donald J Baxter (chair), Roger W. Smith, Edward J. Woodhouse.

 

 

Peer-reviewed Paper Published

2004              “Comment Dit-On «Standard Deviation»?: An Effortless Business-Language Curriculum” Global Business Languages

 

Unpublished paper

Graboyes, R, Hanson, R, and Monks, J. “Choosing health versus wealth: a laboratory survey.”

 

Technical papers published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

2000-08        “Our Money or Your Life: Indemnities vs. Deductibles in Health Insurance” Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Working Paper

2000-08        “Getting Better, Feeling Worse: Cure Rates, Health Insurance, and Welfare” Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Working Papers

2000-08        “Medicine Worse than the Malady: Cure Rates, Population Shifts, and Health Insurance” Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Working Papers

1994-F          “Medical Care Price Indexes” Economic Quarterly, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

1991-09        “International Trade and Payments Data” Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

1990-07        “The EMU: Forerunners and Durability” Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, July/August 1990. English, French, and German adaptations published by the Centre International de Formation Européenne

1990-08        “A Yankee Recipe for a EuroFed Omelet” Wall Street Journal/Europe, August 1, 1990. Reprinted in Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, July/August 1990. Reprinted in Central Banking

1990              Wicksell's Monetary Framework and Dynamic Stability” (co-author, Thomas M. Humphrey); Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Working Papers

 

Book Chapters

1995/96       “Derivatives Made E-Z” Readings on Financial Institutions and Markets, 1995-1996 Edition (Irwin), Peter S. Rose, ed.

1994              “Security (not guns) and Butter” in Economics 93/94, ed. Don Cole, Dushkin Publishing Group; Guilford, CT

 

Other Writings

2011-01        “Does Healthcare Reform Help U.S. Business?” Council on Foreign Relations expert panel

2011-01        “New ‘Medicare’ Taxes To Hit Middle Class,” co-authored with Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Investor's Business Daily

2006-12        “Asian Texas: Borat Misrepresents the Real Kazakhstan,” Richmond Times-Dispatch

2006-10        “A Wealth of Trouble” (a financial derivatives approach to fighting obesity), forbes.com

2005-04        Book Review: Lives at Risk: Single-Payer National Health Insurance Around the World, by John C. Goodman, Gerald L. Musgrave, and Devon M. Herrick. Reviewed in Business Economics

2001/02       “Why We Want What We Want  Equilibria #7, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

2001/02       “... And Why What We Want Bugs Economists  Equilibria #7, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

2001/02       “Why Vote? (Alex Rothenberg, co-author)  Equilibria #7, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

1998/99       “You Paid How Much for that Seat?”  Equilibria #6, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

1998/99       “Cattle Drive Contracts: Economics in Literature  Equilibria #6, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

1998/99       “Selling Short: Fruit 'n' Finance  Equilibria #6, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

1998/99       “Seeing Economics at Gallaudet  Equilibria #5, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

1998/99       “The Economics of Language  Equilibria #5, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

1998/99       “The Bank at the End of the Universe  Equilibria #5, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

1998/99       “Physics, Economics, Science  Equilibria #5, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

1998/99       “Non-sedating Economics: Three Book Reviews  Equilibria #5, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

1997/98       The Loneliest Teacher  Equilibria #4, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

1997/98       “Grandpa's Neighbor  Equilibria #4, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

1997/98       “George, Mickey, Michael, and Money  Equilibria #4, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

1997/98       “Experimental Economics: Games Economists Play  Equilibria #4, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

1997/98       “Rear Windows, Trade Deficits  Equilibria #3, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

1997/98       “The Free Trade Debate: 221 Years Running  Equilibria #3, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

1996/97       “Viewer, Puzzler, Pleader, Seer  Equilibria #2, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

1996/97       “Inflation, Health Care, and Quality  Equilibria #2, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond,

1996/97       “Health Economics: The Physician's Visitor  Equilibria #2, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

1996/97       “Secondary Effects Matter” Equilibria #1, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, 1996/97

1996/97       “Does the Fed Drive Interest Rates?” Equilibria #1, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, 1996/97

1996/97       “Public Choice: The Economics of Government  Equilibria #1, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

93/Fall          “Services Drive Employment but Not Output” Cross Sections, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

93/Summer “Fifth District Economic Developments in 1992” Cross Sections, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

93/Spring     “Health Care: Rising Costs and Public Policy” Cross Sections, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

1995              “Los Terremotos Latinos Causan Temblores en Virginia” El Sol de Virginia.

1994              “NAFTA, GATT y el Libre Comercio” El Sol de Virginia.

1993-05        “Defense Downsizing” Capitol Forum.

1990              “Gush, Gush, Sweet Charlotte” Richmond Times-Dispatch.

 

 

SELECTED INVITED LECTURES

13-04/23      “Obamacare 2014,” NFIB Small Business Day, Sacramento, CA.

13-03/27      “Health Insurance Exchange Preview,” webinar with Covered California leadership.  

13-03/26      “Obamacare and Compliance,” National Automobile Auction Association, webinar.

13-03/21      “Obamacare and Small Business,” Young Presidents Organization, Missoula, MT.

13-03/20      “Obamacare and Small Business,” Young Presidents Organization, Bozeman, MT.

13-03/19      “Obamacare and Small Business,” Young Presidents Organization, Billings, MT.

13-03/11      “Part-time America,” Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC.

13-02/18      “PPACA Q&A,” National Wooden Pallet and Container Association, Orlando, FL.

13-02/13      “Small Business Day,” NFIB, Atlanta, GA.

12-12/12      “NFIB Healthcare Law Webinar,” Washington, DC.

12-11/12      “Small Business and Healthcare Reform,” Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA.

12-10/08      “PPACA and Small Business,” National Forest Recreation Association, Reno, NV.

12-10/02      “Healthcare Law Update,” Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association, Jacksonville, FL.

12-09/13      “Healthcare Law Update,” NFIB, Conshohocken, PA.

12-09/12      “Healthcare Law Update,” NFIB, Conshohocken, PA.

12-08/28      “Healthcare Reform and Small Business,” NFIB Leadership Council, Madison, WI.

12-08/27      “Healthcare Reform and Small Business,” NFIB Members, LaCrosse, WI.

12-08/26      “Healthcare Reform and Small Business,” Mid-States Distributors, Madison, WI.

13-08/21      “Small Business in America,” visiting business group from Yemen, Washington, DC.

12-07/30      “Competition in the Era of PPACA,” American Bar Association Antitrust Section, Chicago, IL.

12-06/26      “PPACA at the Supreme Court,” Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy, Richmond, VA.

13-06/11      “Small Business in America,” visiting business group from Kosovo, Washington, DC.

12-04/15      “Healthcare Law Update,” National Air Transportation Association, Washington, DC.

12-04/11      “Small Business in America,” visiting business group from Iraq, Washington, DC.

12-03/30      “Health Care Reform and Main Street – The Impact on Small Business,” National Association of Specialty Health Organizations, New Orleans, LA.

12-03/30      “Big Muddy for Small Business: The 2010 Healthcare Law and More Mire, Unless...,” Professional Administrative Co-Employers (PACE), New Orleans, LA.

12-03/30      “How Is the Healthcare Law Like Lake Pontchtrain?” NFIB/LA, Metairie, LA. 

12-03/15      “Small Business Day,” NFIB/CO, Denver, CO.

12-02/29      “PPACA and Innovation,” Healthcare Delivery Innovation Alliance, Phoenix, AZ.

12-01/22      “2010 Healthcare Law,” Hope College visitors, Washington, DC.

12-01/17      “Healthcare Reform,” Domenici Forum, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.

12-01/16      “PPACA Piñata,” Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of El Paso, El Paso, TX.

12-01/13      “PPACA and Your Business,” NFIB/NM, Santa Fe, NM.

12-01/12      “PPACA: Risk & Uncertainty,” New Mexico Angels, Albuquerque, NM.

12-01/12      “PPACA and Your Business,” NFIB/NM and ABC, Albuquerque, NM.

11-12/13      “The New Market: Small and Large Businesses,” NCQA, Washington, DC.

11-11/11      “Health Insurance Exchanges and Small Business,” Baltimore, MD.

11-10/28      “Healthcare Reform, University Reform,” American University, Washington, DC.

11-10/03      “Federal Healthcare Reform: The Search for Sasquatch,” NFIB/OR, Bend, OR.

11-09/28      “Federal Healthcare Reform - What it Means for Your Business” or “A Rainy Night in Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Alabama,” webinar.

11-08/14      “Healthcare Reform: How High’s the Water, Mama?” Industrial Association of Quincy, IL.

11-07/14      “Health Care Reform Workshop,” Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Richmond, VA.

11-07/12      “Don’t Believe This Title: What You Don’t Know You Don’t Know about Healthcare,” LeadAmerica, Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

11-06/29      “Health Care Reform,” webinar for NFIB/NC/VA/WV.

11-06/16      “Healthcare Reform Update,” TDAmeritrade, Miami Beach, FL.

11-05/25      “PPACA and Small Business,” Small Business Day, State Capitol, Baton Rouge, LA.

11-05/19      “The Health Care Overhaul: Threat or Opportunity for Your Business?” New York Association of Convenience Stores, Rochester, NY.

11-04/13      “PPACA Update,” Council on Affordable Health Insurance, Washington, DC.

10-12/10      “The New Unemployment and What to Do About It,” Urban Institute, Washington, DC.

10-11/21      “Employers and Healthcare Reform: What Does the Future Hold?” (panel discussion) National Conference of Insurance Legislators, Austin, TX.

10-11/15      “Soaring Cost of New Cancer Treatment - How Will We Address It?” (panel discussion) iiBIG Oncology Payer Conference , Baltimore, MD.

10-11/09      “The PPACA: Small Business and the New Horizon,” GTCBio Healthcare Reform Conference, Arlington, VA.

10-11/04      “Healthcare Law and Small Business” Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association, Dallas, TX.

10-10/07      “The Healthcare Law: Small Business & the New Horizon” National Association of Convenience Stores, 10/07/10.

10-10/01      “The Trillion Dollar Question: Implications of Medicare Sustainability” Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, Health Care Business Alliance Conference, Nashville, TN.

10-09/23      “The Healthcare Law and Small Business,” World Congress, Tysons Corner, VA

10-09/15      “The Healthcare Law: All Aboard the Mystery Train,” NFIB Area Action Council, Memphis, TN

10-09/10      “The Healthcare Law: Rollin’ ‘round the Bend,” Hylant Group, Nashville, TN

10-07/26      “Behind the Curtain: The Healthcare Law’s Impact on Small Business,” U.S. Chamber of Commerce/NFIB/American Action Forum Conference, Washington, DC.

10-07/21      “Healthcare Law: Into the Wild Blue Yonder,” National Air Transportation Association webinar, Washington, DC.

10-06/24      “Into Each Life, Some Rain Must Fall,” Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, Baltimore, MD.

10-06/23      “Healthcare Reform: Here Be Dragons,” Charlotte Economics Club, Charlotte, NC.

10-06/15      “Healthcare Reform: An Initial Checkup,” American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC.

10-05/21      “How Will the New Health Care Plan Affect Your Business ,” CFESA, Chicago, IL.

10-05/21      “How Will the New Health Care Plan Affect Your Business ,” NFIB Area Action Council, Aurora, IL.

10-04/27      “Small Business and Healthcare Reform,” National Air Transportation Association, Alexandria, VA.

10-03/15      “Healthcare Reform 2010,” KMU (Taiwan) Associates’ Program, Washington, DC.

10-02/24      “Small Business and Healthcare Reform: Where Now?” NABE Small Business / Entrepreneurial Roundtable (webinar), Washington, DC.

10-02/09      “Prospects for Healthcare Reform,” Heritage Foundation, Blogger’s Briefing, Washington, DC.

10-02/04      “Healthcare Reform 2010: Johnny Cash to Dinah Washington,” World Congress, Washington, DC.

10-01/25      “Healthcare Reform 2010: Johnny Cash to Dinah Washington,” National Air Transportation Association, San Antonio, TX.

09-12/10      “Healthcare Reform and Small Business,” Employee Benefits Research Institute, Washington, DC.

09-09/30      “Deep Dive into Health Care Reform – What it Means to You and Your Market,” World Congress, Alexandria, VA.

09-07/20      “Healthcare Reform and Small Business,” National Conference of State Legislatures, Philadelphia, PA.

09-06/23      “Healthcare and Small Business: Problems and Fixes” National Economists Club, Washington, DC.

09-05/28      “Small Business and Healthcare Reform,” (panel discussion) American Benefits Council, Washington, DC.

08-07/25      “Federal Health Care Reform and Small Business: What Are the Key Components to a Successful Plan?” (panel discussion) National Conference of State Legislatures, New Orleans, LA.

08-07/12      “State Healthcare Innovations: What Works, What Doesn’t?” (panel discussion) National Conference of Insurance Legislators, New York City, NY.

08-07/08      “Small Business Healthcare Briefing” Council on Affordable Health Insurance, Washington, DC.  

08-06/05      “Opinion-Makers’ Forum” (panel discussion) Legislative Office Building, Hartford, CT.

08-02/14      “Health Care: When It’s Fixed for Small Business, It’s Fixed for America” Charlotte Economics Club, Charlotte, NC

08-02/13      “Surgeon and Pilot” University of North Carolina – Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

08-02/06      “NFIB: Small Business Healthcare Principles” Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia, Richmond, VA.

07-11/02      “Individual Mandate: Inevitable, Unsustainable or Both?” School of Public Health – University of California – Berkeley

07-08/26      “American Health Care System: Don’t You Call Me, ‘Cause I Can’t Go” NFIB Texas Leadership Council, Bastrop, TX

07-08/07      “Employer Provided Health Care (Dis)Advantage: Small Business Perspective” National Conference of State Legislatures, Boston, MA

 

07-07/11      “Surgeon and Pilot: Who Chooses?” American Institute for Economic Research, Great Barrington, MA

07-03/27      “Surgeon and Pilot: Can Consumers Choose?” University of Richmond Pre-Health Professions Club

07-03/19      “Desert, Health, and Aid” Quest University Canada, Squamish, British Columbia, Canada

07-03/15      “Who Says No?: Consumer Sovereignty In Health Care” Kaohsiung Medical University, Richmond, VA

07-03/09      “Seven Lessons in Risk,” U.S. State Department, Arlington, VA

06-06/05      “Choosing Health vs. Wealth: A Laboratory Experiment” American Society of Health Economists, Madison, WI

05-11/05      “Language Across the Curriculum: The Richmond Model” Foreign Languages and Cultures Conference, Iowa City, IA

05-11/01      “Health Care Update” National Business Council on Economic Issues, Philadelphia, PA

05-05/10      “Health Care Update” National Business Council on Economic Issues, Washington, DC

05-03/17      “Nutrition and Obesity” Virginia Commonwealth University, to visiting Taiwanese medical group.

04-10/28      “Life, Death, Bones, and Obesity: Consumer-Driven Health Insurance and Economic Experiments” University of Central Florida, Department of Health Professions

04-10/20      “Life, Death, Bones, and Obesity: Consumer-Driven Health Insurance and Economic Experiments” Virginia Commonwealth University, Dept. of Economics

04-09/23      “Consumer-Driven Health Insurance: Economic Experiments in Life, Death, and Obesity” Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical Campus

04-09/07      “Obesity: An Economic View”, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical School, Grand Rounds

04-07/22      "Eating Medicare: The Economic Impact of Today's Lunch on Tomorrow's Health" Richmond Association for Business Economics

03-07/13      "Indemnities: Unmasking the Health-Wealth Tradeoff" Western Economic Association International, Denver, CO

03-06/16      "High Cost, Low Benefit: Inducing Patients to Opt Out?" International Health Economics Association, San Francisco, CA.

03-05/02      "Health/Wealth Experiment Project: Finding the Margin" Proposal for using economic experiments for generating health insurance data": George Mason University, IFREE Visiting Scholar Lecture Series at ICES Arlington, VA. (IFREE is the research department headed by Nobel Laureate Vernon L. Smith.)

03-04/03      "Comment Dit-On "Standard Deviation"?*: An Effortless Business-Language Curriculum." Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), Miami Beach, FL.

02-09/18      "High Cost, Low Benefit." Research luncheon, University of Richmond. Richmond, VA.

02-04/25      "High Cost, Low Benefit: Inducing Patients to Opt Out?" Research luncheon, Virginia Commonwealth University medical campus. Richmond, VA.

99-06/09      "Health Care Policy." Pension Managers' Group. Richmond, VA.

98-05/14      "The Role of the Federal Reserve." Central Bank of Armenia. Richmond, VA.

98-02/12      “Medical Care and the Regional Economy." Richmond Medical Group Management Association. Richmond, VA.

97-09/18      “Technology: Why It Bites Back." National Council on Economic Education. Indianapolis, IN.

97-07/15      “CPI: The Burden of Bias." Southeastern Association of Tax Administrators. Richmond, VA.

97-06/05      “Happiness, Health, and the CPI." Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Dallas, TX.

97-06/02      “The Fed and the Federal Government." Guangdong Development Bank of Shenzhen, Richmond, VA.

97-06/16      “CPI Reform." Charleston Southern University. Charleston, SC.

97-03/18      “Happiness, Health, and the CPI." Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Small Business and Agriculture Advisory Council. Richmond, VA.

97-11/04      “The Federal Reserve." Gallaudet University. Washington, DC.

97-11/04      “Teaching and the Language of Economics." Gallaudet University. Washington, DC.

97-11/03      “Economics and Deafness." Gallaudet University. Washington DC.

97-11/03      “Introducing the Federal Reserve." Gallaudet University. Washington, DC.

96-10/16      “CPI Reform." James Madison University. Harrisonburg, VA.

94-09/27      “Medical Care Price Indexes." National Association of Business Economists Policy Conference. Washington, DC.

93-10/08      “Industrial Sectors: U.S. vs. State Trends." Co-authored with Stephen Stanley. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Dallas, TX,

91-02/06      “Structure of Monetary Policy." College of William and Mary Business School. Williamsburg, VA.

90-10/26      Wicksell's Monetary Framework and Dynamic Stability." Co-authored with Thomas Humphrey. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Atlanta, GA.

90-10/11      “Unburdening the Data." Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Kansas City, MO.

83-11            “The IMF and Rescheduling." 11/83, Chase Bank Nigeria. Lagos, Nigeria.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL SESSIONS ORGANIZED AND CHAIRED

 

National Federation of Independent Business

2008                     “Healthcare Forum: Will Reform Become Reality?” Stephen Moore (Wall Street Journal), Ceci Connolly (Washington Post), Chris Frates (Politico)

2008                     “Healthcare Forum: Does Portability Enhance Affordability?” Stuart Butler (Heritage Foundation), Devon Herrick (National Center for Policy Analysis), Scott Keefer (America’s Health Insurance Plans), Karen Davenport (Center for American Progress).

2008                     “Healthcare Forum: Coverage vs. Cost: What’s the Priority?” Katherine Hayes (Clinton campaign), Douglas Holtz-Eakin (McCain campaign), Kavita Patel (Obama campaign).

2008                     Healthcare Forum: Are Individual Mandates the Answer? Michael Cannon (Cato Institute), Sherry Glied (Columbia University), Peter Harbage (Center for American Progress), Bob Moffit (Heritage Foundation).

 

 

 

Small Business Administration

2008                     “Options Cost and Coverage:  Healthcare Chicken and Egg” Newt Gingrich (Former Speaker of the House), Michael O. Leavitt (Department of Health and Human Services), David B. Kendall (Progressive Policy Institute), Kirsten Sloan (Divided We Fail and AARP), and Nina Owcharenko (Heritage Foundation), Washington, DC.

 

National Association for Business Economics

2013                     “Higher Education Finance: Housing Bubble with Tenure?” George Leef (John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy) and Joseph Minarik (Committee for Economic Development)

2007                     “Options for Medicaid Reform—Enhancements or Radical Change?” Devon Herrick (National Center for Policy Analysis) and Judith Solomon (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities), Washington, DC.

2006                     “Health Care, Information, and Technology: A New World for Business” Blackford Middleton (Harvard Medical School) and Isaac S. Kohane (Harvard Medical School), Boston, MA.

2006                     “Policy Solutions to Cost Shifting in Health Care” Louis F. Rossiter (College of William and Mary), Deborah Chollet (Mathematica Policy Research), and Richard Scheffler (University of California at Berkeley), Washington, DC.

2005                     “Consumer-Oriented Health Economics: Past, Present, Future” James G. Rodgers (Blue Cross Blue Shield of America), James A. Hayes (Consultant, New Mexico), and Jeff Black (Mercer Human Resources Consulting), Chicago, IL.

2005                     “Health Care Policy: The Way Forward: A look at federal health care policy reforms that address the three pillars of cost, access, and quality” Harvey Rosen (Council of Economic Advisors), Washington, DC.

2004                     “Consumer-drive Health Care” John Goodman (National Center for Policy Analysis) and Ben Cutler (Fortis Health), Washington, DC.

 

TEACHING

 

Graduate level

2012-date           Department of Health Services Management and Leadership, The George Washington University.  Health Economics and Finance.

2008-date           Department of Health Administration and Policy, Master’s of Health Administration, George Mason University. Health Economics and Finance.

2005-date           School of Nursing, Master’s of Nursing, University of Virginia. Health Economics and Finance.

2002                     Department of Economics, Master’s of Business Administration, University of Richmond. Managerial Economics.

2001-2003           Department of Economics, Master’s of Business Administration, University of Richmond. Quantitative Analysis.

2000-date           Department of Health Administration, Executive Masters Program, Virginia Commonwealth University.  Health Economics and Finance.

2000                     Department of Health Administration, Master’s Program, Virginia Commonwealth University.  Health Economics and Finance.

1999-date           School of Allied Health Professions, Doctoral Program in Health Related Science, Virginia Commonwealth University.  Health Economics and Finance.

1999-date           Miscellaneous thesis and dissertation advising.

 

Undergraduate level

2002-2007           Department of Economics, University of Richmond. Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Business Statistics, Quantitative Analysis, Health Economics, Social Analysis, Language Across the Curriculum.

1983                     Department of Economics, Hunter College, New York City. Macroeconomics.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES

 

Other Professional Affiliations

2000, 2007          Visiting Scholar, Kazakhstan School of Public Health, Almaty Kazakhstan.

2007                     Visiting Fellow, American Institute for Economic Research, Great Barrington, MA.

2006-date           Senior Fellow, National Center for Policy Analysis, Dallas, TX.

2006-date           Member, Global Health Committee, Global Interdependence Center, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Editorial Boards and Reviews

Editorial Board Member, Business Economics.

Reviewer, Business Economics, Health Economics, International Journal of Public Policy, Contemporary Economic Policy, Health Care Management Science.

 

International, National, and Regional Committees

2001-2002           AP Curriculum Committee, National Council on Economic Education.

2001                     Grant Proposal Reviewer, Freedom Grants Proposal, U.S. State Department.

1995-1996           Board of Medical Price Measurement Experts, U.S. General Accounting Office.

1992                     Economic Impact Study Commission, Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY ACTIVITY

 

2010-date           Board of Advisors, Benjamin Rush Society

2013                     Chairman of the Board, National Economists Club (NEC), Washington, DC.

2012                     President, National Economists Club (NEC), Washington, DC

2011                     Executive Board, Healthcare Delivery Innovation Alliance

2010-2011           VP for Programs, National Economists Club (NEC), Washington, DC

2009                     Secretary, National Economists Club (NEC), Washington, DC

2004-2006           Chair, National Association for Business Economics (NABE), Health Economics Roundtable

2003-2004           Secretary-Treasurer, National Association for Business Economics (NABE), Health Economics Roundtable

1991-1995           Board of Directors, Virginia Association of Economists (VAE)

1989-1991           President, Richmond Association of Business Economists (RABE), Richmond, VA

1989                     Secretary, RABE, Richmond, VA

 

Memberships

American Economic Association

American Society for Health Economics

International Health Economics Association

National Association for Business Economics

National Economists Club