Thompson to outline candidates' economic policies at talks ahead of election

October 12, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – With Election Day less than a month away, Penn State Law professor Samuel C. Thompson Jr. will present three special lectures in October and November to provide voters with an overview of Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s varying economic policy proposals.

His three 90-minute lectures are scheduled for 12:30 to 2 p.m. on three consecutive Mondays: Oct. 24, Oct. 31, and Nov. 7. They will be held in Sutliff Auditorium, 118 Lewis Katz Building, and are free and open to the public. The talks will also be streamed live online on the Penn State Law YouTube channel.

Thompson’s talks will be based on his self-published book, Citizens’ Guide to the Clinton vs. Trump Debate on Economic Growth, which is written to help voters understand the economic policies of the two presidential candidates. The book will be available online for free in advance of the election.

Each event will focus on different areas of economic policy and the candidates’ approaches to fostering economic development. Thompson will begin each session with some background on the fundamental economic issues at stake in the election before getting into the specifics of the Clinton and Trump policy proposals and their likely outcomes on the U.S. economy.

Topics include international trade and investment, monetary and fiscal policy, Social Security and Medicare, regulatory and antitrust policy, health care, the minimum wage, tax policy and immigration policy.

More specific information about the topics to be covered at each talk will be available closer to the event dates, accessible online by selecting the individual events on the Penn State Law events calendar.

Thompson is the Arthur Weiss Distinguished Faculty Scholar and the director of the Center for the Study of Mergers and Acquisitions at Penn State Law. An expert on tax and merger and acquisition law, Thompson teaches the corporate, securities, tax, and antitrust aspects of mergers and acquisitions as well as international tax, and taxation of business entities. He is the author of 16 books and more than 75 articles on corporate and international tax, corporate governance, securities law and antitrust law.

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Last Updated October 13, 2016