Presentations

2017

Economic Freedom and the US Constitution,” Collin College, September 2017.

The Prime Directive in the 21st Century,” FreedomFest, July 2017.

What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur,” Foundation for Economic Education, July 2017.

People and Politics,” Foundation for Economic Education, July 2017.

Rules for Prosperity,” Foundation for Economic Education, July 2017.

Myths About the Federal Debt,” Institute for Humane Studies, June 2017.

Trade,” Institute for Humane Studies, June 2017.

Government Failures,” Institute for Humane Studies, June 2017.

Economics and the Knowledge Problem,” Institute for Humane Studies, June 2017.

Threats and Drivers of the US Economy,” Armada, May 2017.

Government: Expecting Angels, Finding Humans,” Towson University, April 2017.

10 Myths About the Debt,” Young Americans for Liberty, Pittsburgh, April 2017.

The Basics of Economics,” FreedomTrust Teacher Seminar, University of Louisville, March 2017.

Why Trade?,” FreedomTrust Teacher Seminar, University of Louisville, March 2017.

Understanding Taxation,” FreedomTrust Teacher Seminar, University of Louisville, March 2017.

The Robin Hood Myth: Are the Rich Paying Their Fair Share?,” Michigan State University, February 2017.

2016

Five Myths About Inequality,” Duquesne University, November 2016.

Inequality,” Southeast Missouri State University, October 2016.

Why Unlimited Government is Bad,” The College of New Jersey, September 2016.

Why Limited Government is Good,” The College of New Jersey, September 2016.

Economic Freedom,” Institute for Humane Studies, July 2016.

The Financial Health of the Federal Government,” Institute for Humane Studies, July 2016.

Minimum Wage,” Institute for Humane Studies, July 2016.

The Art and Science of Entrepreneurship,” Foundation for Economic Education, June 2016.

The Win-Lose of Cronyism,” Foundation for Economic Education, June 2016.

The Win-Win of Capitalism,” Foundation for Economic Education, June 2016.

Would Taxing the Rich Fix the Deficit?,” West Virginia University, April 2016.

Would Taxing the Rich Fix the Deficit?,” YAL, March 2016.

2015

Liberty, Equality, Prosperity,” St. Lawrence University, November 2015.

Market Failure, Government Failure,” Institute for Liberal Studies, November 2015.

Deficit Day to Bankruptcy Day,” Towson University, September 2015.

Has Education Failed You?,” Young Americans for Liberty, September 2015.

The Art and Science of Entrepreneurship,” Foundation for Economic Education, June 2015.

The Benefits of Economic Freedom,” Carnegie Mellon University, April 2015.

Deficit Day to Bankruptcy Day,” Americans for Prosperity, Monroeville, PA, April 2015.

Measuring the Economic Effects of Regulation Using RegData: A Panel Data Approach,” Association of Private Enterprise Education, Cancun, April 2015.

Economic Freedom of the Cities: Socioeconomic Benefits of Freedom at the Local Level,” Association of Private Enterprise Education, Cancun, April 2015.

Entrepreneurs: Who Needs Them Anyway?,” Association of Private Enterprise Education, Cancun, April 2015.

Estimating Industry- and Agency-Specific Cumulative Costs and Benefits with RegData,” Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis, Washington, DC, March 2015.

College Loans and Housing Bubbles: What Have We Learned?,” Young Americans for Liberty, Pittsburgh, PA, March 2015.

Trade,” Brookfield Academy, March 2015.

Why Don’t We Just Force People to Play Nice?,” The College of New Jersey, February 2015.

The Financial Health of the Government,” The College of New Jersey, February 2015.

Why Don’t We Just Force People to Play Nice?,” International Students for Liberty, Washington, DC, February 2015.

Why Don’t We Just Force People to Play Nice?,” Students for Liberty, Pittsburgh, February 2015.

2014

Free Our Markets,” Students for Liberty. Tempe, AZ, October 2014.

The Benefits of Economic Freedom,” Students for Liberty, September 2014.

The Knowledge Problem,” Bill of Rights Institute, Marymount University, July 2014.

“Free the World,” Foundation for Economic Education, Chapman University, June 2014.

“Liberty and Society,” Institute for Humane Studies, Bryn Mawr, June 2014.

What’s So Great About Economic Freedom?,” Veterans and Patriots United, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2014.

Social Security and myRA,” Mercatus, Scottsdale, AZ, May 2014.

Deficit Day to Bankruptcy Day,” Clarion University, April 2014.

Economics in the Age of Star Trek,” Association of Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, April 2014.

The Knowledge Problem,” Ohio State University, March 2014.

Deficit Day to Bankruptcy Day,” Indiana University of Pennsylvania, March 2014.

The Health of Nations,” Elizabethtown College, March 2014.

“Economics and Society,” Williamsport Area High School, Williamsport, PA, March 2014.

“Economics and Society,” Valor High School, Denver, March 2014.

Deficit Day to Bankruptcy Day,” University of Kentucky, Transylvania University, February 2014.

2013

Deficit Day to Bankruptcy Day,” Students for Liberty, Pittsburgh, November 2013.

The Knowledge Problem,” “The Cost of the Knowledge Problem.” Bastiat Society. Cleveland, November 2013.

Free Our Markets.” Students for Liberty. Regional Conference. Chicago, October 2013.

The Case for Tax Simplification.” The Mercatus Center. Congressional Legislative Staff Seminar, Washington DC, September 2013. (video)

Freedom and Society,” Liberty on the Rocks, Pittsburgh, September  2013.

The Case for Free Markets,” American Foundation for Prosperity, Orlando, August 2013.

“Intro to the Real World,” Foundation for Economic Education, Berry College, July 2013.

Trade

The Financial Health of the Government

The Minimum Wage

“Exploring Liberty,” Institute for Humane Studies, Bryn Mawr, June 2013.

Knowledge, Prices, and Order

The Case for Markets

The Financial Health of the Government

Technological Changes in Higher Education,” Institute for Humane Studies, Detroit, MI, May 2013.

Taxes and Gimmicks,” Mercatus, Scottsdale, AZ, April 2013.

The Debt Ceiling,” Heritage Action Symposium, Pittsburgh, February 2013.

Conventional Wisdom versus The Data,” Hillsdale College, February 2013.

Affecting Regulatory Change: Strategies for Academics in the Public Sphere.” Institute for Humane Studies and The Mercatus Center. Regulatory Seminar, George Mason University, January 2013.

2012

Taxes, Deficits, Debt, and Gimmicks.” The Mercatus Center. Congressional Legislative Staff Seminar, Washington DC, December 2012. (audio)

Why the Government Can’t Stimulate,” Ohio State University, November 2012.

Private Gains and Public Losses,” Students for Liberty, University of Pittsburgh, October 2012.

Masters Workshop,” George Mason University, September 2012.

Common Questions,” Mercatus, Arlington, VA, September 2012.

“Economics, Justice, and Community,” Foundation for Economic Education, Hempfield Area High School, September 2012.

Minimum Wage

Taxation, Stimulus, and Deficit

Profit, Plunder, and Sustainability,” Waste Management, Pittsburgh, July 2012.

“Scholarship and a Free Society,” Institute for Humane Studies, Towson University, June 2012.

Unteaching Error

Policy Paper

Fixing the Deficit by Taxing the Rich,” LearnLiberty, July 2012.

“Exploring Liberty,” Institute for Humane Studies, Bryn Mawr, June 2012.

The Financial Health of the Government

Health Insurance in the U.S.

The Benefits of Free Trade

Conventional Wisdom versus The Data,” Veterans and Patriots United, Pittsburgh, May 2012.

Taxes: Fooling Ourselves and Fooling the Voters.” The Mercatus Center. Senate  Legislative Staff Seminar, Washington DC, May 2012.

Common Questions,” Mercatus, Phoenix, May 2012.

Conventional Wisdom versus The Data,” Penn State University, Erie, March 2012.

Current Issues in Economics Social Studies Teachers Seminar,” Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, February 2012.

Economics Education Seminar,” Commonwealth Foundation, Pittsburgh, February 2012.

Politics and Economics: The Struggle of Reason with Emotion,” Providence College, February 2012.

“Teaching Economics,” Stavros Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Economic Education, Florida State University, February 2012.

2011

Federal Finances: Rhetoric and Data,” Piedmont Economics Club, November 2011.

“Exploring Liberty,” Institute for Humane Studies, The College of New Jersey, November 2011.

Conventional Wisdom

Minimum Wage

Trade

“Exploring Liberty,” Institute for Humane Studies, Duquesne University, November 2011.

Introduction

Conventional Wisdom

Conventional Wisdom versus The Data,” Washington and Jefferson College, October 2011.

Conventional Wisdom versus The Data,” Frankin Journalism Training, The Franklin Center, Seattle, August 2011.

“Liberty and the Art of Teaching,” Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University, Keynote Address, July 2011.

“Exploring Liberty,” Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University, June 2011.

Financial Health of the Government

Minimum Wage

Health Insurance

Religion, Politics, Biology, and Economics: The Struggle of Reason with Emotion.” Trinity College, April 2011.

Transparency, Performance, and Agency Budgets: A Rational Expectations Modeling Approach.” Association of Private Enterprise Education, Nassau, April 2011.

Exploring Liberty,” Institute for Humane Studies, Duquesne University, February 2011.

“Liquor Store Privatization.” Commonwealth Foundation Policy Summit, Harrisburg, PA, January 2011.

2010

Pros and Cons of Government Spending.” The Mercatus Center. Reporters’ Seminar, Arlington VA, July 2010.

Economics: The Struggle of Reason with Emotion,” Saint Vincent College, December 2010.

“Exploring Liberty,” Institute for Humane Studies, The College of New Jersey, November 2010.

“Exploring Liberty,” Institute for Humane Studies, Stonehill College, September 2010.

“Justice, Peace, and the Integrity of Creation,” Duquesne University, July 2010.

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Economics and Individuals

Freedom, Responsibility, and Economics

Profit, Loss, and Discovery

The Laws of Economics

Economics and Markets

Price Controls

The Burden of Taxation

Insurance and Health Care

Economics and Society

Specialization, Exchange, and Trade

Taxes, Deficits, and Inflation

Economics and Catholic Social Thought

“Liberty and Leviathan,” Institute for Humane Studies, Trinity University, July 2010.

Trade

Burden of Taxation

Health Care

“Liberty and Current Issues,” Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University, June 2010.

Health Insurance

Minimum Wage

Financial Crisis

Foreign Aid

Fundamentals of Trade.” The Mercatus Center. House of Representatives Legislative Staff Seminar, Washington DC, May 2010. (Gapminder demonstration)

Policy and Principles: Freedom in the 50 States.” The Mercatus Center. Pennsylvania Legislative Seminar, Harrisburg, March 2010. (podcast)

“Exploring Liberty,” Institute for Humane Studies, Duquesne University, January 2010.

2009

Economics and Catholic Social Thought,” Saint Vincent College, September 2009.

“Exploring Liberty,” Institute for Humane Studies, Yale University, July 2009.

The Laws of Economics

Prices, Value, and Entrepreneurs

Minimum Wage

Trade

Costs and Benefits of High Skilled Immigration.” The Mercatus Center. House of Representatives Legislative Staff Seminar, Washington DC, March 2009. (audio)

Examining Retirement Security.” The Mercatus Center. Congressional Chiefs of Staff Retreat, Washington DC, February 2009.

“Exploring Liberty,” Institute for Humane Studies, Saint Vincent College, February 2009.

What Kind of Society

Minimum Wage

“Ingratiation for Sustainable Competitive Advantage.” Society for Advancement of Management. Las Vegas, 2009.

“All Ingratiation is not Equal: A Two Dimensional Model of Consumer Ingratiation.” Society for Consumer Psychology, American Psychological Association. San Diego, 2009.

2008

The Economics of Health Insurance.” The Mercatus Center. Texas Legislative Staff Retreat, San Antonio, July 2008.

“Liberty and Society,” Institute for Humane Studies, Vanderbilt University, July 2008.

The Laws of Economics (video)

Health Insurance

Price Controls

Trade

“Exploring Liberty,” Institute for Humane Studies, Brown University, June 2008.

The Laws of Economics

Tax Incidence

Trade

Technology, Data Collection, and Analysis.” Association of Private Enterprise Education. Las Vegas, April 2008.

Public Policy.” The Mercatus Center. Pennsylvania Legislative Seminar, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, March 2008.

The Fundamentals of Trade.” The Mercatus Center. Congressional Chiefs of Staff Retreat, Washington DC, February 2008. (audio)

2007

Economics and the Minimum Wage.” The Mercatus Center. TexasLegislative Staff Retreat, Austin, Texas, October 2007.

“Economics of Immigration.” The Mercatus Center. California Legislative Staff Retreat, Lake Tahoe, September 2007.

Exploring the Effectiveness of No Child Left Behind.” The Mercatus Center. House of Representatives Legislative Staff Seminar, Washington DC, July 2007.

(C-SPAN coverage)

Evaluating the Estate Tax.” The Mercatus Center. House of Representatives Legislative Staff Seminar, Washington DC, July 2007.(podcast)

America or Bust: Still the Land of Opportunity?.” The Mercatus Center. House of Representatives Legislative Staff Seminar, Washington DC, June 2007.

Exploring Issues in Education Policy.” The Mercatus Center. House of Representatives Legislative Staff Seminar, Washington DC, June 2007. (video)

“Exploring Liberty,” Institute for Humane Studies, Princeton University, June 2007.

The Laws of Economics

Minimum Wage

Trade

Civil Liberties

“Deriving Economic Shock and Volatility Measures from Panel Data of Survey Forecasts,” International Symposium on Forecasting, New York, June 2007.

Making the Grade: The Economics of Education.” The Mercatus Center. Congressional Chiefs of Staff Retreat, Washington DC, February 2007.

Bringing the Dismal Science to Life: Lessons from Economic Experiments.” The Mercatus Center. California Chief of Staff Retreat, San Diego, January 2007.

2006

Conventional Wisdom.” Delta Sigma Pi. Pittsburgh, October 2006.

Social Gains from Trade.” The Mercatus Center. House of Representatives Legislative Staff Seminar, Washington DC, August 2006.

“Poverty and Prosperity.” Institute for Humane Studies. Brown University, July 2006.

The Economics of International Development: Trade and the Rise from Poverty.” The Mercatus Center. House of Representatives Legislative Staff Seminar, Washington DC, May 2006. (audio)

“Social Welfare and the Optimal Size of Government.” Association of Private Enterprise Education. Las Vegas, April 2006.

Learning the Three A’s: Assessment, Accountability, and Adaptation.” The Mercatus Center. House of Representatives Legislative Staff Seminar, Washington DC, April  2006.

Assessment, Accountability, and Adaptation: K-12 Education Policy in Minnesota.” The Mercatus Center. Minnesota Legislative Staff Program, St. Paul, March 2006.

Making the Grade: The Economics of Education.” The Mercatus Center. Congressional Chiefs of Staff Retreat, Washington DC, February 2006. (audio)

“The Return on Investing in Public Higher Education.” The Mercatus Center. Alaska Legislative Staff Retreat, Juneau, January 2006.

2005

Economic Impact of Higher Education — Understanding the Value of Higher Education.” National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges. Washington DC, November 2005.

A Framework for Decomposing Shocks and Measuring Volatilities Derived from Multi-Dimensional Panel Data of Survey Forecasts.” Econometrics in Public Policy Conference. University at Albany, October 2005.

Ethical Development: Examining the Social Impact of Globalization.” Mount Saint Mary’s College, October 2005.

A Pricing Model for Grid Computing.” Research Seminar. West Virginia University, April 2005.

“Higher Learning and Higher Prices: The Economics of College Tuition.” The Mercatus Center. House of Representatives Legislative Staff Seminar, Washington DC, April 2005.

2004

Employing Grid Technology for Data Mining.” National Research Center for Coal and Energy. Morgantown, WV, September 2004.

“The Role of Religion in Economy.” Inter-religious and International Federation for World Peace. Seoul, July 2004.

Exploring the Market for Computation.” Teaming To Win Annual Conference. Chester, WV, May 2004.

The Economics and Morality of Caring for the Poor.” (commencement address) Bishop Neumann High School. Williamsport, PA, May 2004.

“A Consumer Behavior Approach to Modeling Monopolistic Competition.” Association of Private Enterprise Education. Bahamas, April 2004.

“Understanding the Value of Education: The Economics of College Tuition.” The Mercatus Center. House of Representatives Legislative Staff Seminar, Washington DC, March 2004.

2003

Globalization: Who Benefits?The Mercatus Center. House of Representatives Legislative Staff Seminar, Washington DC, August 2003. (audio)

“Professional Ethics and Self-Regulation.” Ethics for Public and Professional Life. University of Pittsburgh, May 2003.

“The Economics of Distributed Computing.” Association of Private Enterprise Education. Las Vegas, April 2003.

 

2002

Trade and Prosperity: The Impact of Trade on Developing Countries.” The Mercatus Center. House of Representatives Legislative Staff Seminar, Washington DC, August 2002.

Developing Countries and the Global Marketplace.” Association of Private Enterprise Education. Cancun, Mexico, April 2002.

2001

“Uncertainty and Disagreement: Issues in Forecast Analysis.” Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC, March 2001.

1991-1999

“Financial Analysis for Small Businesses.” John C. Burney Management Seminar. Washington DC, February 1999.

“Exchange Rates and the Global Economy.” John C. Burney Investment Seminar. Wolf Trap, Washington DC, July 1998.

“Financial Management.” EA Science and Technology Management Seminar. Baltimore, March 1997.

“A Multi-user Simulation for the Teaching of Economics.” American Economic Association. New Orleans, 1997.

“Do Data Revisions Matter?” Seventh Annual Conference on Panel Data. Istanbul, June 1996.

“Experimentation: A New Methodology in the Teaching of Economics.” Eastern Economic Association. Boston, March 1996.

A Multi-Dimensional Panel Data Analysis of Survey Forecasts.” Econometric Society World Congress. Tokyo, June 1995.

“A General Framework for Analyzing Forecasts in Three-Dimensional Panel Data.” Fifth Annual Conference on Panel Data. Paris, June 1994.

“A New Framework for Testing Rationality Using Panel Data.” Econometric Society of the American Economic Association. New Orleans, January 1992.

“Testing for Rationality Using Blue Chip Data: A Panel Data Analysis.” 11th International Symposium on Forecasting. New York, June 1991.