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Knowledge@Wharton: October 26, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Robin Rudowitz (Associate Director, Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured), Rachel West (Director of Poverty Research , The Center for American Progress), Richard D’Aveni (Professor, Author, Dartmouth College), Garret Martin (Professorial Lecturer, School of International Service, American University), Bill Schneider (Professor of Public Policy, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University), Erik Jones (Director of European and Uraisan Studies; Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy, Johns Hopkins University), Marc Meredith (Associate Professor, Political Science; Associate Processor, the Business Economics and Public Policy Department, University of Pennsylvania; The Wharton School), and Richard Fry (Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center) on the Friday, October 26, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Friday, October 26, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Marc Meredith, Richard Fry, and Bill Schneider

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Bill Schneider, Marc Meredith, Richard Fry

Erik Jones and Garret Martin

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Garret Martin, Erik Jones

Richard D'Aveni

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Richard D'Aveni

Rachel West and Robin Rudowitz

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Robin Rudowitz, Rachel West

Featured Guests

Robin Rudowitz

Associate Director, Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured

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Robin Rudowitz is an Associate Director for the Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, where she focuses on state and federal Medicaid financing issues and Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act. Prior to joining KFF in 2004, Rudowitz was a Senior Manager at The Lewin Group, a health policy and management consulting firm. Rudowitz has worked on budget and health policy issues in different government agencies including the Office of Legislation at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Office of the Chief Financial Officer for the District of Columbia, the Congressional Budget Office and the Ways and Means Committee for the New York State Assembly.

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Rachel West

Director of Poverty Research , The Center for American Progress

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Rachel West is the director of research for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at American Progress. Previously, she was an economic policy researcher at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California, Berkeley, where her work focused on minimum-wage policy and public assistance programs. West began her career as an economist at the U.S. Department of Transportation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and worked as a fiscal policy intern at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.

West holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy. She received a bachelor’s degree in economics and physics from Mount Holyoke College in 2008.
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Richard D'Aveni

Professor, Author, Dartmouth College

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Richard A. D’Aveni is the Bakala Professor of Strategy at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, as well as a law degree and MBA.

He is considered one of the premier competitive strategists of his time. His research looks for the winning competitive strategies used by corporations, governments, militaries, and sports teams in conflict. He seeks the fundamental principles of the application of power that transcends time, space, type of rival, and arena of competition. He is the ultimate importer and exporter of strategic ideas across industries, countries, time, and type of competition. He won the Thinkers50 Strategy Award in 2017.

Since 1988, he has led the way in adapting strategic thinking to our increasingly dynamic economy. Besides teaching MBA students, he consults with major corporations and privately-held enterprises. He writes regularly for Harvard Business Review and Forbes, and is a frequent commentator on strategic and technological developments.
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Garret Martin

Professorial Lecturer, School of International Service, American University

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Dr. Garret J. Martin is a Term faculty in the School of International Service, at American University. He has written widely on transatlantic relations, both in the field of history and contemporary affairs, and focuses in particular on security, US foreign policy, NATO, European foreign policy and defense, Europe, the European Union, France and the UK.
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Bill Schneider

Professor of Public Policy, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University

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Bill Schneider, a leading U.S. political analyst, is Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University . He is also a Visiting Professor of Communications and Public Affairs at UCLA. He is a contributor to Al Jazeera English, Huffington Post and NBC News “Think.” He was the Cable News Network’s senior political analyst from 1990 to 2009.

Schneider has covered every U.S. presidential and midterm election since 1976 for The Los Angeles Times, the Atlantic Monthly, CNN and Al Jazeera. He has also covered elections in other countries (U.K., Germany, Mexico, Israel, Japan). Schneider has been labeled “the nation’s electionmeister” by The Washington Times and “the Aristotle of American politics” by The Boston Globe. Campaigns and Elections Magazine called him “the most consistently intelligent analyst on television.” He was a member of the CNN political team that won an Emmy for its 2006 election coverage and a Peabody for its 2008 coverage.

Schneider received his B.A. from Brandeis University and his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University, where he subsequently taught in the Department of Government. From 1990 through 1995, he was the Speaker Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. Visiting Professor of American Politics at Boston College. In 2002, he was the Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Visiting Professor at Brandeis University. From 2009 to 2012, he was the Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University. He received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Brandeis University in 2008.

In 2003, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University awarded Schneider its Centennial Medal for contributions to society. In 2001, he received the Julian P. Kanter Award for Excellence in Television from the American Association of Political Consultants. He is also the recipient of the Brandeis University Pride Award and the Alumni Achievement Award.

In 2009, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems presented Schneider with a special award “for his extensive coverage and keen insight of the 2008 United States presidential elections . . . showcasing democracy in action” to the world.

Bill Schneider is co-author, with Seymour Martin Lipset, of “The Confidence Gap: Business, Labor and Government in the Public Mind. He has also written extensively on politics and public opinion for The Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, Politico, Reuters and National Journal. His book, Standoff: How America Became Ungovernable, will be published by Simon & Schuster in May 2018.

Twitter – @BillSchneiderDC; @GeorgeMasonU
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Erik Jones

Director of European and Uraisan Studies; Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy, Johns Hopkins University

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Erik Jones is Director of European and Eurasian Studies and Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University. He is also Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College in Oxford, United Kingdom. Jones is author of The Politics of Economic and Monetary Union (2002), Economic Adjustment and Political Transformation in Small States (2008), and, together with Dana Allin, Weary Policeman: American Power in an Age of Austerity (2012). His most recent book is a collection of short essays called The Year the European Crisis Ended (2014). He is editor or co-editor of more than twenty books or special issues of journals on topics related to European politics and political economy including The Oxford Handbook of the European Union (2012) and The Oxford Handbook of Italian Politics (2015). Professor Jones teaches on topics in international and comparative political economy with a particular focus on Europe and the transatlantic relationship.

Professor Jones is a frequent commentator on European politics and political economy whose contributions have been published in, among others, Financial Times, New York Times, USA Today, and newspapers and magazines across Europe. He has written extensively on European monetary integration and macroeconomic governance and has been active in public debates about the European response to the global economic and financial crisis. Professor Jones is co-editor of Government and Opposition and he is a contributing editor to the Institute for International and Strategic Studies Journal Survival.

Jones earned his AB at Princeton University (1988) and his MA and PhD at Johns Hopkins SAIS (1990, 1996). Prior to joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins, he worked at the Centre for European Policy Studies, the Central European University and the University of Nottingham. A US citizen, Jones has lived in Europe for the last twenty-five years.

Twitter – @Erik_Jones_SAIS
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Marc Meredith

Associate Professor, Political Science; Associate Processor, the Business Economics and Public Policy Department, University of Pennsylvania; The Wharton School

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Marc Meredith is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, where he has been a professor since 2009. He holds a BA in Economics and Mathematical Methods in the Social Science from Northwestern University, a MA in Economics from Northwestern University, a MA in Political Science from Stanford University, and a PhD in Political Economics from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Prior to coming to the University of Pennsylvania, Marc was a visiting lecturer of political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also holds a secondary appointment in the Business Economics and Public Policy Department in the Wharton School.

Marc’s research examines the political economy of American elections, with a particular focus on the application of causal inference methods. His substantive research interests include election administration, election law, political campaigns, and voter decision-making. Marc’s research appears in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, and the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, among other outlets. He teaches classes on American government, policy making, business and government, and statistical methods. His work can be found at http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~marcmere/.

Twitter – @mieuque | @PoliticsAtPenn
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Richard Fry

Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center

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Richard Fry is a senior researcher at the Pew Research Center. He is an expert on school and college enrollment in the United States, as well as the returns to education in the labor market and marriage market, and its connection to household economic well-being such as net worth. Fry’s analyses are largely empirical, as he has extensive expertise analyzing U.S. Census Bureau and other federal data collections. Before joining the Pew Research Center in 2002, he was a senior economist at the Educational Testing Service. Fry received his doctorate in economics from the University of Michigan. Fry regularly documents U.S. educational and enrollment milestones, the economic well-being of the nation’s young adults, the role of student debt in financing college education, and the changing relationship between education and marriage and cohabitation.
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