MPR broadcasts St. Olaf forum on U.S. health care system

St. Olaf Associate Professor of Economics Ashley Hodgson (left) moderates a discussion with economists Amitabh Chandra (center) and Tyler Cowen on the kind of health care system the U.S. should adopt.

Minnesota Public Radio will air the St. Olaf College Institute for Freedom and Community’s recent forum featuring two prominent academics and public intellectuals, Amitabh Chandra and Tyler Cowen, on June 12.

The “MPR News Presents” program will broadcast the lecture, titled What Kind of Health Care System Should the U.S. Adopt?, at noon and 9 p.m.

Listeners can hear the broadcast live or listen to the archive on the MPR News broadcast web page.

Chandra is the Malcolm Wiener Professor of Public Policy and Director of Health Policy Research at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and is a frequent commentator in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other national publications.

Cowen is Professor of Economics at George Mason University and the Center for the Study of Public Choice and has earned numerous accolades, including being named a Top 100 Global Thinker by Foreign Policy and one of The Economist’s most influential economists of the decade.

The Institute for Freedom and Community held the discussion between the two scholars, moderated by St. Olaf Associate Professor of Economics Ashley Hodgson, April 26 in front of a packed auditorium on campus.

The event was part of the Institute for Freedom and Community’s spring series on “Freedom, Community, and Health Care,” and was the second of two forums examining what kind of health care system the U.S. should adopt.

MPR aired the first of the two forums, featuring leading health care policy scholars Joan Tronto and David Craig and moderated by Morrison Family Director of the Institute for Freedom and Community Edmund Santurri, on May 3. Listen to the archive on the MPR News broadcast web page.