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Connections: Jonathan Gruber on Rochester as an economic growth engine

Apr 17, 2019

We sit down with Jonathan Gruber, an economics professor at MIT who says Rochester is set to become one of America's growth engines. He’s in Rochester to discuss his book, “Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream.” We talk to him about the promise he sees in Rochester.

Gruber is also one of the key architects of the Affordable Care Act and the 2006 Massachusetts healthcare reform – Romneycare. We discuss healthcare and healthcare policy in the U.S. In studio:

  • Jonathan Gruber, professor of economics at MIT
  • Jim Senall, president of NextCorps, Inc., and managing director of the Rochester Angel Network