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Henry J. Aaron, senior fellow in economics studies at the Brookings Institution, will be the guest speaker at the Old Dominion University Economics Club of Hampton Roads luncheon Monday, Dec. 9.

Co-sponsored by Old Dominion's College of Business and Public Administration, the luncheon will begin at noon and costs $30 for nonmembers. It will be held at the new Ted Constant Convocation Center on the Old Dominion campus. Due to limited space, reservations are required.

Aaron, who also serves as the Bruce and Virginia MacLaury Chair, is an expert in budget policy and politics, fiscal policy, health care financing, macroeconomics, tax policy and income distribution, among other areas.

The author and editor of more than two dozen books, Aaron is currently researching and writing about economic and social implications of a large increase in longevity, the financial plight of academic medical centers, health and pension policies in China, building a better tax system, and Social Security reform.

He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and serves as chairman of the board of directors of the National Academy of Social Insurance. He previously served as vice president of the American Economic Association, assistant secretary for planning and evaluation for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and chairman of the Advisory Council on Social Security.

Aaron received a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and a master's and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

For more information or to make reservations, call 683-4058.

This article was posted on: November 13, 2002

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