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World Bank Health Economist Dicusses 'Listening to the Poor'


April 14, 2000

DELAWARE, OHIO -- Dr. Abdo Yazbeck, a senior health economist for the South Asia Region with the World Bank, will be presenting his lecture "Listening to the Poor" April 17 at Ohio Wesleyan University. The lecture will be given in the Bayley Room of Beeghly Library beginning at 7 p.m.

Dr. Yazbeck has received his B.A. in economics from American University of Beirut, Lebanon and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics, both from Rice University.

He has more than 12 years of experience in the fields of health economics and development economics. Yazbeck has worked in the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Several of his representative assignments include: cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis for health interventions; economic analysis for World Bank project preparations; and policy dialog with government officials on health financing and health sector reform.

Dr. Yazbeck has also lectured at Texas A&M University and Rice University.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan's Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship. For more information, call 740-368-3550.