Instructor: Michael Viren


Biography

Michael Viren, PhD Economics, is a mechanical engineer who taught economics, designed power plants and directed Missouri's Public Service Commission. A minor venture capital participant, he has also served as executive of several tech startups.

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Economists used to have a pretty good idea about the policy implications of a Republican or Democratic administration. The Trump era, however, defies neat categories and requires us to re-think the implications and impact of this administration's policies. Consider, along with a trained economist, the potential economic outcomes of Trump's policies towards: international trade; immigration; environment; tax reform; infrastructure; national debt and health care.