National Economists Club Luncheon with National Econ. Club Luncheon: Ike Brannon, Sr. Fellow - Jack Kemp Foundation & President, Capital Policy Analytics

"The Kidney Shortage: Short Term Salves & Long Term Solutions". Wharton Club 2019-10-31-ike-brannonMembers & Guests invited.


  • Over a half million Americans are suffering from end-stage renal disease and are on dialysis--a slow and debilitating treatment. Only a small fraction of those will ever leave dialysis because there simply are not enough kidneys made available, and presumed-consent laws and Al Roth's matched-pairs algorithm have made only small reductions in excess demand.
  • However, research suggests that if Medicaid compensated living kidney donors $50,000, it could be sufficient to erase the excess demand and save thousands of lives--the majority of which would be people of color--as well as billions of dollars for the federal government.
  • Ike Brannon is a senior fellow who specializes in fiscal policy, tax reform, and regulatory issues. Brannon has also served as the chief economist for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, chief economist for the Republican Policy Committee, senior adviser for tax policy at the U.S. Treasury, principal economic adviser for Senator Orrin Hatch on the Senate Finance Committee, chief economist for the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, and  senior economist for the Office of Management and Budget. He was also chief economist for the John McCain campaign in 2008 as well as an associate professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. He is a regular contributor to Regulation. His work has also appeared in The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg View, USA Today, and The Hill.
  • Brannon has a PhD in economics from Indiana University and a BA in math, Spanish, and economics from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. He also runs the Savings and Retirement Foundation and the Prosperity Caucus.

    When: Thursday, October 31, 2019, 12-1:30 PM


    Location: Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H St NW, Washington DC


Note:  Registration is open through Thursday, 10/31/19 at 11 am

Reservations: Wharton Club Members & Guests Only: $20/person, inclusive, paid in advance. Cash bar.
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12:00PM - 1:30PM Thu 31 Oct 2019 ( Timezone: Eastern )


Chinatown Garden Restaurant
618 H Street, NW
Washington, District of Col 20001 United States

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