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Merrill Matthews

Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., is a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation, a research-based, public policy think tank.

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 the past president of the Health Economics Roundtable for the National Association for Business Economics, the largest trade association of business economists.

Dr. Matthews 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 also serves on the Texas Advisory Committee of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission.

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, appears occasionally on National Public Radio and for several years had a daily one-minute commentary on Sirius-XM.

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

Recent Articles and Publications

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August 28, 2019
By Merrill Matthews
Millions of Americans seem to think large corporations have made the American Dream possible.
July 3, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett, Merrill Matthews
In an effort to improve the science used by regulatory agencies, the Trump administration has made, and is still making, adjustments in the way the EPA works.
May 31, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett, Merrill Matthews
Climate Change Weekly #325
April 25, 2017
By Merrill Matthews
There was a lot said at the March for Science. There was even more left out.

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