Michael A. S. Guth is a health economics and outcomes researcher and attorney at law licensed in Tennessee, where he is based. For William Howard Taft University, he teaches Tax Research Techniques, Personal Income Taxation, Health Care Law, Global Economy, Business Economics Strategy, Managerial Economics, and others. Shortly after completing his Ph.D. in economics, Dr. Guth worked as a financial quant investment banker for Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse in London, England, and Frankfurt, Germany. In fact, he was living and working in Frankfurt during the reunification of East and West Germany. Upon returning to the United States, he worked as a government contractor for Oak Ridge National Laboratory and then went to law school. Immediately after graduating from law school, he worked as a risk management consultant in the electric utility industry and energy sector. With the collapse of Enron and the implosion of the electricity trading markets, he decided to make a career change and pursue his favorite research area: health outcomes research. In addition to working on pharmaceutical projects, he has performed research and published articles on health care systems, primary care, and medical devices. He has been teaching courses online, mostly at the graduate level, for over fourteen years. In 2016, he received a faculty award for teaching excellence from an external Management Institute. He has an open-door policy and welcomes contact with student. His teaching philosophy: Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think — adapted from a quotation by Albert Einstein.
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