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Posted 4.5.05

David Cutler, professor of economics at Harvard University’s Economics Department and the Kennedy School of Government, will deliver the annual Howard T. McMyler Lecture.  He will discuss the U.S. health care system in a lecture, entitled “Your Money or Your Life” and co-hosted by the Economics Department of Case’s Weatherhead School of Management and by the Center for Health Care Research and Policy.  The talk will take place on Thursday April 14, 2005, 3:30 p.m. in the Clark Room at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens.  It is free and open to the public.

Cutler has an impressive record of achievement in both academia and the public sector. He has served on the Council of Economic Advisers and the National Economic Council during the Clinton Administration and advised the Presidential campaigns of Bill Bradley and John Kerry. Among his many accomplishments, Cutler has held positions with the National Institutes of Health and the National Academy of Sciences. Currently, he is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of the Institute of Medicine.

The author of Your Money Or Your Life: Strong Medicine for America's Health Care System, published by Oxford University Press, his book, and revolutionary ideas, were the subject of a feature article in the New York Times Magazine, “The Quality Cure”, by Roger Lowenstein.

The Howard T. McMyler lecture was established in honor of the late Howard T. McMyler, a 1906 graduate of Western Reserve University who dedicated his career to teaching economics and social studies in the Cleveland Public Schools.  He died in 1953 and in 1976 his widow, Mrs. Opal McMyler Martin, established the Howard T. McMyler Endowment Fund to provide for an annual monetary prize to an outstanding junior majoring in economics and to bring to campus each year a nationally known economist to lecture on a timely topic.

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