“Free Our MarketsStudents for Liberty. Tempe, AZ, October 2014.

 

“Campaign Promises and Economic RealitiesThe Mercatus Center. Pittsburgh, September 2014.

 

“The Benefits of Economic FreedomStudents for Liberty, September 2014.

 

“The Knowledge ProblemBill of Rights Institute, Marymount University, July 2014.

 

“Free the WorldFoundation for Economic Education, Chapman University, June 2014.

 

“Liberty and SocietyInstitute 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 myRAMercatus, Scottsdale, AZ, May 2014.

 

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

 

“Economics in the Age of Star TrekAssociation 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 DayUniversity of Kentucky, Transylvania University, February 2014.

 

“Deficit Day to Bankruptcy DayStudents for Liberty, Pittsburgh, November 2013.

 

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

 

“Free Our MarketsStudents for Liberty. Regional Conference. Chicago, October 2013.

 

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

 

“Freedom and SocietyLiberty on the Rocks, Pittsburgh, September  2013.

 

“The Case for Free MarketsAmerican Foundation for Prosperity, Orlando, August 2013.

 

“Intro to the Real WorldFoundation for Economic Education, Berry College, July 2013.

   Trade

   The Financial Health of the Government

   The Minimum Wage

 

“Exploring LibertyInstitute 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 EducationInstitute for Humane Studies, Detroit, MI, May 2013.

 

“Taxes and GimmicksMercatus, Scottsdale, AZ, April 2013.

 

“The Debt CeilingHeritage Action Symposium, Pittsburgh, February 2013.

 

“Conventional Wisdom versus The DataHillsdale College, February 2013.

 

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

 

“Taxes, Deficits, Debt, and GimmicksThe Mercatus Center. Congressional Legislative Staff Seminar, Washington DC, December 2012. (audio)

 

“Why the Government Can’t StimulateOhio State University, November 2012.

 

“Private Gains and Public LossesStudents for Liberty, University of Pittsburgh, October 2012.

 

“Masters WorkshopGeorge Mason University, September 2012.

 

“Common QuestionsMercatus, Arlington, VA, September 2012.

 

“Economics, Justice, and CommunityFoundation for Economic Education, Hempfield Area High School, September 2012.

   Minimum Wage

   Taxation, Stimulus, and Deficit

 

“Profit, Plunder, and SustainabilityWaste Management, Pittsburgh, July 2012.

 

“Scholarship and a Free SocietyInstitute for Humane Studies, Towson University, June 2012.

   Unteaching Error

   Policy Paper

 

“Fixing the Deficit by Taxing the RichLearnLiberty, July 2012.

 

“Exploring LibertyInstitute 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 DataVeterans and Patriots United, Pittsburgh, May 2012.

 

“Taxes: Fooling Ourselves and Fooling the VotersThe Mercatus Center. Senate  Legislative Staff Seminar, Washington DC, May 2012.

 

“Common QuestionsMercatus, Phoenix, May 2012.

 

“Conventional Wisdom versus The DataPenn State University, Erie, March 2012.

 

“Current Issues in Economics Social Studies Teachers SeminarDuquesne University, Pittsburgh, February 2012.

 

“Economics Education SeminarCommonwealth Foundation, Pittsburgh, February 2012.

 

“Politics and Economics: The Struggle of Reason with EmotionProvidence College, February 2012.

 

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

 

“Federal Finances: Rhetoric and DataPiedmont Economics Club, November 2011.

 

“Exploring LibertyInstitute for Humane Studies, The College of New Jersey, November 2011.

   Conventional Wisdom

   Minimum Wage

   Trade

 

“Exploring LibertyInstitute for Humane Studies, Duquesne University, November 2011.

   Introduction

   Conventional Wisdom

 

“Conventional Wisdom versus The DataWashington and Jefferson College, October 2011.

 

“Conventional Wisdom versus The DataFrankin Journalism Training, The Franklin Center, Seattle, August 2011.

 

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

 

“Exploring LibertyInstitute 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 EmotionTrinity College, April 2011.

 

“Transparency, Performance, and Agency Budgets: A Rational Expectations Modeling ApproachAssociation of Private Enterprise Education, Nassau, April 2011.

 

“Exploring LibertyInstitute for Humane Studies, Duquesne University, February 2011.

 

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

 

“Pros and Cons of Government SpendingThe Mercatus Center. Reporters’ Seminar, Arlington VA, July 2010.

 

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

 

“Exploring LibertyInstitute for Humane Studies, The College of New Jersey, November 2010.

 

“Exploring LibertyInstitute for Humane Studies, Stonehill College, September 2010.

 

“Justice, Peace, and the Integrity of CreationDuquesne 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 LeviathanInstitute for Humane Studies, Trinity University, July 2010.

   Trade

   Burden of Taxation

   Health Care

 

“Liberty and Current IssuesInstitute for Humane Studies, George Mason University, June 2010.

   Health Insurance

   Minimum Wage

   Financial Crisis

   Foreign Aid

 

“Fundamentals of TradeThe Mercatus Center. House of Representatives Legislative Staff Seminar, Washington DC, May 2010. (Gapminder demonstration)

 

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

 

“Exploring LibertyInstitute for Humane Studies, Duquesne University, January 2010.

 

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

 

“Exploring LibertyInstitute for Humane Studies, Yale University, July 2009.

   The Laws of Economics

   Prices, Value, and Entrepreneurs

   Minimum Wage

   Trade

 

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

 

“Examining Retirement SecurityThe Mercatus Center. Congressional Chiefs of Staff Retreat, Washington DC, February 2009.

 

“Exploring LibertyInstitute 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.

 

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

 

“Liberty and SocietyInstitute 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 AnalysisAssociation of Private Enterprise Education. Las Vegas, April 2008.

 

“Public PolicyThe Mercatus Center. Pennsylvania Legislative Seminar, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, March 2008.

 

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

 

“Economics and the Minimum WageThe Mercatus Center. Texas Legislative Staff Retreat, Austin, Texas, October 2007.

 

“Economics of ImmigrationThe Mercatus Center. California Legislative Staff Retreat, Lake Tahoe, September 2007.

 

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

(C-SPAN coverage)

 

“Evaluating the Estate TaxThe 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 PolicyThe 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 EducationThe Mercatus Center. Congressional Chiefs of Staff Retreat, Washington DC, February 2007.

 

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

 

“Conventional WisdomDelta Sigma Pi. Pittsburgh, October 2006.

 

“Social Gains from TradeThe 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 PovertyThe 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 AdaptationThe Mercatus Center. House of Representatives Legislative Staff Seminar, Washington DC, April  2006.

 

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

 

“Making the Grade: The Economics of EducationThe 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.

 

“Economic Impact of Higher Education -- Understanding the Value of Higher EducationNational 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 ForecastsEconometrics 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 ComputingResearch 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.

 

“Employing Grid Technology for Data MiningNational 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 ComputationTeaming 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.

 

“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.

 

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

 

“Developing Countries and the Global MarketplaceAssociation of Private Enterprise Education. Cancun, Mexico, April 2002.

 

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

 

“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 ForecastsEconometric 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.

 

 

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