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Anthony Greco
Professor of Economics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Anthony J. Greco is a Professor of Economics in the College of Business at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette serving since 1984.

He received his undergraduate and masters degrees from the University of New Orleans and his Doctorate in Economics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

His research as an Economist focuses on Government Regulation and Antitrust Economics and has published extensively in this area. He has served as a consultant for various economic initiatives in the Lafayette area and in other areas, as well.

His many awards include the UL Lafayette Business Economist Professorship and the UL Distinguished Research Professor Award.

Dr. Greco has given several interviews to local newspaper, radio and TV stations and serves as a reviewer for Economics journals.

He is married to Donna Greco (formerly Donna Dearie).

They have two sons: Joel Ph. D. in Molecular Cell Biology from Tulane University and Lyle, a Senior at LSU majoring in Finance.

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01/17 - Healthy New Year!

What is the best approach to shedding pounds in a state where cuisine is part of its culture?

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January heralds the beginning of a New Year and for many, a resolution to practice a healthier lifestyle. According to the 13th annual State of Obesity report, Louisiana now has the highest rate of adult obesity in the country.

So, what is the best approach to shedding pounds in a state where cuisine is part of its culture? Which diet is the most effective for losing weight? What weight loss surgeries are available and how safe are they? And what role does exercise play in the health equation? Louisiana Public Square searches for answers on “Healthy New Year!” Wednesday, January 25 at 7pm on LPB HD and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, January 24)

Do you have a story of weight loss challenges and success that you want to share? Be a part of our audience when we record “Healthy New Year!” on Tuesday, January 24 at 7 p.m. at LPB. Email your contact information to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Seating is limited, so reply soon!




Our panelists are:
• Drake Bellanger, M.D., Weight Loss Surgical Centers of Louisiana
• Catherine Champagne, Ph.D. , Pennington Biomedical Research Center
• Stephanie Elwood, Southern University AgCenter
• Rudy Macklin, Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports


LPB CEO, Beth Courtney and family physician and author, Dr. Rani Whitfield, moderate the discussion.


Louisiana Public Square can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check the station websites for schedules.



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