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SHESG to Host Conference at University of Memphis

For release:  October 20, 2011

The Southeastern Health Economics Study Group will host its ninth annual conference at the Fogelman College of Business & Economics later this month. The conference, which is designed to “promote active exchange and discussion of leading health economics research among senior and junior economists,” takes place at the college Oct. 28-29.

Dr. Albert Okunade, a professor in Economics, is chairman of the planning committee for the 2011 SHESG Conference, where 10 papers will be presented from among the more than 60 that were submitted. Topics of discussion at the event will include “Genetic Modulation of the Effects of Tobacco Taxation and Use,” “A Theory of Socioeconomic Disparities in Health over the Life Cycle,” “Does Obesity Pass the Test? An Analysis of Childhood Obesity on Academic Performance” and “Individually Mandated Health Insurance and the Labor Market: Evidence from the Massachusetts Health Insurance Reform.”

For a full itinerary of the event, please visit the 2011 SHESG Conference website.

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