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Stanford Economist Will Discuss Policy Approaches to Addictive Substances, Monday April 5, 2005

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- B. Douglas Bernheim, a Stanford University economist and frequent expert witness, will discuss "Public Policy Towards Addictive Substances: An Economist's Perspective," on Monday April 5, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. in Blodgett Auditorium. Bernheim has provided testimony for many high-profile litigation, merger, and regulatory matters, including market definition, predatory pricing, monopolization, and antitrust liability and damages. 

An academic leader in the areas of industrial organization, public finance, and applied econometrics, Bernheim is now the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Economics at Stanford, and earlier taught at Northwestern and Princeton Universities. His honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Econometric Society, the ACCF Center for Policy Research, and the National Science Foundation. 

Bernheim is both widely published and on the editorial board of several prestigious periodicals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Financial Intermediation, Econometrica, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. He has also written for the Scandinavian Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Economic Theory, Tax Policy and the Economy, Games and Economic Behavior, and the Rand Journal of Economics.

B. Douglas Bernheim earned his bachelorís degree from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His talk is the annual Martin H. Crego lecture, organized by the department of economics, and for more information contact administrative assistant Sue Conger at (845) 437-7395. 

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should call the Office of Campus Activities at (845) 437-5370. Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential, liberal arts college founded in 1861. 

Posted by Office of Communications Sunday, March 20, 2005