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Merrill Matthews

Resident Scholar

Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., is a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation, a research-based, public policy “think tank.”  He is a health policy expert and contributor at Forbes.com. He also serves on the Texas Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Dr. Matthews is a past president of the Health Economics Roundtable for the National Association for Business Economics, the largest trade association of business economists. Dr. Matthews also served for 10 years as the medical ethicist for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Institutional Review Board for Human Experimentation, and has contributed chapters to several books, including Physician Assisted Suicide: Expanding the Debate and The 21st Century Health Care Leader and, in 2009, Stop Paying the Crooks (on Medicare fraud).  

He has been published in numerous journals and newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Barron’s, USA Today, Forbes magazine and the Washington Times.  He was an award-winning political analyst for the USA Radio Network. 

Dr. Matthews received his Ph.D. in Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas

October 9, 2015

House Votes to End the Crude Oil Export Ban


The House takes a major step toward ensuring U.S. energy security and independence.

October 1, 2015

The Real "Death Sentence": Limiting Data Exclusivity


Critics claim prescription drug patent protection and data exclusivity are a "death sentence," but the real death sentence comes when limited IP protection means a drug is never created.

September 25, 2014

IPI Meets with State Department Delegates from India


October 3, 2013

So Which Country Is in a Place to Laugh at the U.S. Shutdown?


Other countries are facing their own fiscal and political problems.

September 6, 2013

Discouraged-Worker Dropout Defines Obama's Economic Legacy


Unemployment fell from 7.4 percent to 7.3 percent, which looks god initially, but that’s because so many more Americans quit looking for work.

August 21, 2013

ObamaCare Creates Some More Part-Timers


An older full-time teller is being cut back to part-time; guess why.

June 13, 2013

A Liberal Has an Innovative Idea: Price Controls on Medicare


Price controls seem to be liberals' only answer—to anything.

May 30, 2013

A Way Around the Law


If Plan A is against the law, then the Obama administration will go to Plan B.

May 24, 2013

Lessons from Patented Seeds


New developments in patented, genetically modified seeds hold public policy lessons.

May 22, 2013

Hypocrites Try to Take a Bite Out of Apple


Hypocrites in Congress accuse Apple of doing what they all do: try to minize their tax obligation.

May 24, 2012

Why Mess with the Success of PDUFA?


 

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