The Changing Landscape in Washington

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John Tamny
Senior Fellow in Economics
Reason Foundation
“The Economics of Donald Trump's Presidency:  The Good, The Bad and The Unkown”

John Tamny is a senior fellow in economics at Reason Foundation, a senior economic adviser to Toreador Research & Trading, and editor of (RCM). A spin-off of the policy website RealClearPolitics, RCM seeks to compile top-quality information and opinion about the stock markets and global economy. Mr. Tamny frequently writes about the securities markets, along with tax, trade and monetary policy issues that impact those markets for a variety of publications including the Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, Financial Times, National Review and London’s Daily Telegraph. He's the author of Who Needs the Fed? (Encounter Books, 2016), along with Popular Economics (Regnery, 2015). He's a weekly guest on Forbes on Fox.

Prior to his present work, John worked in private wealth management for Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs. He received a BA in Government from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA from Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Rick Mayes
Associate Professor of Public Policy
University of Richmond
“The Politics of TrumpCare”

Rick Mayes is a professor of public policy in the University of Richmond’s department of political science, and co-chair of the Healthcare Studies major. He's also a professor of nursing at the University of Virginia. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia in 2000 and a National Institute of Mental Health postdoctoral traineeship at the U.C. Berkeley School of Public Health in 2002. From 1992-1993, he worked on Medicaid policy in the White House Office for George H.W. Bush and thereafter on health insurance and Medicare policy at the AARP during the health care reform effort of 1993-94. He is a graduate of the University of Richmond (B.A., 1991). And he has taught international public policy and global health on Semester At Sea (Spring 2016).

His writings have appeared in: The New York Times; Health Affairs; the Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law; the Journal of the History of Medicine & Allied Sciences; the Journal of Policy History; the Journal of Health Law; the Journal of Health Care Law & Policy; the Harvard Review of Psychiatry; the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences; Health Economics, Policy and Law; the History of Psychiatry; Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology News; Health Law Review; Applied Health Economics & Health Policy; the Journal of Medicine, Health Care & Philosophy; Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety; the Journal of Primary Care & Community Health; and the Journal of Health Services Research & Policy.

He has given talks and research presentations on health care policy, finance, delivery and organization to, among others: the Richmond Academy of Medicine, the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates, the Virginia Association of Hematologists & Oncologists, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique (in France); the Yale University School of Medicine; Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Medicine; the National Association of Personal Financial Planners; and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Miller Center.

He is also the author of: UNIVERSAL COVERAGE: The Elusive Quest for National Health Insurance (University of Michigan Press), co-author of MEDICARE PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT AND THE SHAPING OF U.S. HEALTH CARE (Johns Hopkins University Press) with Robert Berenson, M.D., Senior Health Policy Fellow at the Urban Institute, and co-author of MEDICATING CHILDREN: ADHD and Pediatric Mental Health (Harvard University Press) with fellow University of Richmond professors Catherine Bagwell and Jennifer Erkulwater.

His most enjoyable and rewarding professional experiences have involved taking groups of University of Richmond students to Peru, the Dominican Republic, Appalachia, and Acadia National Park in Maine on health care research and community service trips. In 2013, students elected him to give the university's "Last Lecture".
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