Spring Henry George Lecture Reveals Economic Aspects of AIDS in Africa

Apr 13, 2012

“The Economic Causes and Consequences of AIDS in Africa” will be explored at The University of Scranton’s spring Henry George Lecture by Anne Case, Ph.D., professor of economics and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the McIlhenny Ballroom at the DeNaples Center on Thursday, April 26, at 4 p.m.

“We are currently analyzing data we collected, using integrated health and economic surveys in South Africa, to investigate the links between health status and economic status,” said Dr. Case, director of the Research Program in Development Studies and a faculty fellow in two research centers sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School –the Center for Health and Wellbeing and the Office of Population Research.

Dr. Case has written numerous journal articles related to her research on the interrelationships among economics, health issues and societal factors, both domestically and in South Africa. In 2011, she won the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University, and she serves in prominent positions with several international organizations, including the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, the World Bank Research Committee, and the UNAIDS/World Bank Economic Reference Group.

Prior to joining the faculty at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University in 1991, Dr. Case was an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Harvard University. She earned a bachelor’s degree at the State University of New York at Albany, a master’s degree at Princeton University, and a doctorate at Princeton University.

The Economics and Finance Department at The University of Scranton and the campus chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, an international honor society for economics, host the Henry George Lecture, which honors the 19th-century American economist and social reformer.

For additional information about the Henry George Lecture, call The University of Scranton at 941-7475.

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