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March 25, 2014

Economics Professor Testifies before Congressional Committee


Maria Sophia Aguirre, professor of economics and chair of the Integral Economics Development program, testified Tuesday, March 25, at 1:30 p.m., at a hearing titled “The First One Thousand Days: Development Aid Programs to Bolster Health and Nutrition.” The hearing was held by the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations.

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Aguirre specializes in international finance and economic development. One of her areas of study is the positive impact of family on economic development and growth. The congressional hearing will examine the importance of basic medical and nutritional needs for children in their first 1,000 days of life.


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