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Knowledge@Wharton: October 22, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by John Rowe (Professor of Health Policy and Aging, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health), Adrian Wooldridge (Editor, Writer, The Economist), Jennie Brand (Professor of Sociology and Statistics, UCLA), Mitchell Orenstein (Professor and Chair of Russian and East European Studies, University of Pennsylvania), Lisa Cook Ph.D. (Associate Professor Economics and International Relations, Michigan State Univerisity), Richard Dasher (Director of Stanford University’s U.S. – Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University), and Marshall Meyer (Emeritus Professor of Management, The Wharton School) on the Monday, October 22, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Monday, October 22, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Jennie Brand and John Rowe

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: John Rowe, Jennie Brand

Marshall Meyer and Richard Dasher

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Richard Dasher, Marshall Meyer

Adrian Wooldridge

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Adrian Wooldridge

Mitchell Orenstein and Lisa Cook

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Mitchell Orenstein, Lisa Cook Ph.D.

Featured Guests

John Rowe

Professor of Health Policy and Aging, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

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Julius B. Richmond Professor of Health Policy and Aging at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

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Adrian Wooldridge

Editor, Writer, The Economist

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The Economist’s political editor and writer of the Bagehot column. He is the co-author of Capitalism in America: A History, with Alan Greenspan
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Jennie Brand

Professor of Sociology and Statistics, UCLA

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Jennie E. Brand is Professor of Sociology and Statistics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is Director of the California Center for Population Research (CCPR) and Co-Director of the Center for Social Statistics (CSS) at UCLA. She is Chair-Elect of the Methodology Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA) and an elected Board Member of the International Sociological Association (ISA) Research Committte on Social Stratification and Mobility (RC28). Prof. Brand is a member of the Board of Overseers of the General Social Survey (GSS) and a member of the Technical Review Committee for the National Longitudinal Surveys Program at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. She received the ASA Methodology Leo Goodman Mid-Career Award in 2016, and honorable mention for the ASA Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility William Julius Wilson Mid-Career Award in 2014. Prof. Brand studies social stratification and inequality, mobility, social demography, education, and methods for causal inference.

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Mitchell Orenstein

Professor and Chair of Russian and East European Studies, University of Pennsylvania

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Professor and Chair, Russian and East European Studies, University of Pennsylvania. Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

Twitter – @m_orenstein
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Lisa Cook Ph.D.

Associate Professor Economics and International Relations, Michigan State Univerisity

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Dr. Lisa D. Cook is an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the Department of Economics and in International Relations (James Madison College) at Michigan State University. She was the first Marshall Scholar from Spelman College and received a second B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University. She earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to this appointment and while on faculty at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, she was Deputy Director for Africa Research at the Center for International Development, Managing Editor of the Harvard University-World Economic Forum Africa Competitiveness Report, and contributed to the Making Markets Work program at Harvard Business School. She was also a National Fellow at Stanford University.

Among her current research interests are economic growth and development, economic history, innovation, and financial institutions and markets. Dr. Cook is the author of a number of published articles, book chapters, and working papers, and her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Bureau of Economic Research, Harvard Business School, the Economic History Association, and the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan, among others. Based on her research, she was appointed in 2013 to the Advisory Boards of the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

With former colleague and co-author Jeffrey Sachs, she advised the governments of Nigeria and Rwanda, and, as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, she was Senior Adviser on Finance and Development at the Treasury Department from 2000 to 2001 and is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. During the 2011-2012 academic year, she was on leave at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and worked on the euro zone, financial instruments, entrepreneurship, and innovation. In February 2015, she began serving as the president of the National Economic Association. She is a guest columnist for the Detroit Free Press and a regular contributor on MSNBC. She speaks English, French, Russian, Spanish, and Wolof.

Twitter – @drlisadcook | @michiganstateu
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Richard Dasher

Director of Stanford University’s U.S. – Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University

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Richard Dasher has been Director of the US-Asia Technology Management Center since 1994 and, concurrently, Executive Director of the Center for Integrated Systems since 1998. His research and teaching focus on innovation systems and the impact of new technologies on industry structure and dynamics. Dr. Dasher serves on selection and review committees of major government funding programs for science, technology, and innovation in Canada and Japan. He is an advisor to start-up companies, business accelerators, venture capital firms, and nonprofits in the U.S., China, Japan, and S. Korea. Dr. Dasher was the first non-Japanese person ever asked to join the governance of a Japanese national university, serving as an outside Board Director and member of the Management Council of Tohoku University from 2004 – 2010. Dr. Dasher received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Linguistics from Stanford University. From 1986 – 90, he was Director of the U.S. State Department’s Advanced Language and Area Training Centers in Japan and Korea that provide full-time curricula to U.S. and Commonwealth Country diplomats assigned to those countries.

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Board Director, Japan Society of Northern California (2011 – Present)

Board Director, Keizai – Silicon Valley U.S.-Japan Business Forum (2002 – Present)

Program Committee member, World Premier International Research Center Initiative, JSPS, Japan (2007 – Present)

Co-chair, Review Panel, Canada Excellence Research Chairs (2009 – Present)

Chair, Steering Committee, Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards (2011 – Present)

Twitter – @rdasher8 | @Stanford | @AsiaTechSU
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Marshall Meyer

Emeritus Professor of Management, The Wharton School

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Marshall W. Meyer is the Richard A. Sapp Professor of Management in the Wharton School, Professor of Sociology, and Associate Member of the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Meyer has taught at Harvard University, Cornell University, the Riverside, Irvine, and Los Angeles campuses of the University of California, and Yale University, and has been a visiting professor in the Faculty of Business Administration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, and the School of Business and Management at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Meyer was also a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in 1993-94.
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