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2009-06-16 16:10:00

New Reports Detail How To Structure A "Play-Or-Pay" System; Shows That Employer Health Mandate Would Create Jobs WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Economist Jonathan Gruber and health care experts Jacob Hacker and Ken Jacobs joined Institute for America's Future co-director Roger Hickey and researcher Phillip Cryan on a conference call today to discuss key provisions of President Obama's plan to overhaul the nation's health care system. STATEMENT FROM ECONOMISTS: Jonathan...

2009-06-15 07:15:00

Two New Reports To Be Released Tuesday Show Employer Health Mandate Would Help Save Jobs, Details How To Structure A "Play-or-Pay" System WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of economists will declare that a bad economy should not delay overhauling the nation's health care system, and health care experts will release two new reports detailing an essential employer health mandate on a conference call with reporters on Tuesday. Economist Jonathan Gruber will release a...

2009-05-14 11:12:00

New Book Recommends Expansion of Microfinance and Better Financial Tools NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Billions of people around the world live on less than $2 per day -- what many in the developed world easily spend on a cup of coffee.

2009-04-10 07:56:02

New research by economics and psychology researchers at the University of Warwick has found that promotion on average produces 10% more mental strain and gives up to 20% less time to visit the Doctors.

2008-08-14 06:00:42

Excerpt from unattributed report headlined "Chittagong to get emergency gas, rental power plant; advisers' council sends back coal policy to ministry" by Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Star website on 14 August The Council of Advisers at its meeting here yesterday decided to provide 20 mcf (million cubic feet) additional gas and set up a 50- MW rental power plant for immediate and short-term solutions to the acute gas and power crises prevailing in Chittagong.

2008-07-01 06:00:15

By Poirot, Clifford S Jr Abstract: This paper addresses a longstanding controversy in InstitutionalEvolutionary Economics about whether or how Darwin's theory of biological evolution can apply to social evolution.

2008-06-27 15:02:21

By AMY FORLITI, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS Leonid Hurwicz, who shared the Nobel Prize in economics last year for developing a theory that helps explain how buyers and sellers can maximize their gains, has died at age 90, a spokesman said Wednesday. Mr.

2008-06-27 00:00:39

Leonid Hurwicz, an emeritus professor at the University of Minnesota who shared the Nobel Prize in economics last year, has died. He was 90. Hurwicz, who lived in Minneapolis, became ill about a week before his death Tuesday night, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported.

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