Speaker - Maggie Mahar

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Maggie Mahar is a fellow at The Century Foundation. Before specializing in health care, Mahar was a financial journalist. She has written for Institutional Investor, The New York Times, and Barron's, where she served first as senior writer and then as senior editor from the late 1980s through the late 1990s. There, she covered Wall Street, Washington, and social policy as well as markets and politics in Russia, Japan, and the Middle East. After leaving Barron's, she wrote a column about international markets and economics for Bloomberg.

Before becoming a journalist, she was an English professor at Yale University. She is the author of Money-Driven Medicine: The Real Reason Health Care Costs So Much, the book that has been turned into a documentary produced by Alex Gibney. An earlier book, Bull! A History of the Boom, 1982-1999, was recommended by Warren Buffet in Berkshire Hathaways' annual report.

Mahar holds a B.A. and a Ph.D. in English literature from Yale University. She lives in Manhattan where she continues to write the HealthBeat blog ( for The Century Foundation.

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The Century Foundation: 90 YEARS

12.15.09 | 00:13:53 min | 0 comments