In addition to presenting my academic research at economics conferences, I also do a variety of other public presentations. The most recent ones (and a few of the older ones) are listed below.
"Why Some Cities Are Growing While Others Are Shrinking"
"Following the Texas Model to Increase Freedom and Prosperity," panel speaker at Policy Orientation conference, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Austin, February 9, 2018. (Video available here.)
"Which Education Funding Source Best Supports Texans’ Prosperity?" panel speaker, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Austin, November 7, 2017. (Video available here.)
"Policy Breakfast: Boost Your In-House Research," panel speaker, State Policy Network annual meeting, San Antonio, TX, August 31, 2017.
"Taxation and Public Finance" -- Teaching Free Enterprise in Texas (program for Texas high school teachers)
*Metropolitan Social Studies Supervisors Meeting, SMU, Dallas, January 12, 2018.
*Aledo, TX (near Fort Worth), November 27, 2017.
*Houston, TX, August 2, 2017.
*Burleson, TX (near Fort Worth), August 2, 2017.
*Abilene, TX, June 22, 2017.
*Region 10 Economics Summer Conference, SMU, Dallas, July 21, 2016.
*American Teacher Initiative, 2016 Summer Institute (for new teachers), University of Dallas, Irving, TX, July 13, 2016.
"Economic Freedom of North America: An Overview"
*EFNA Network Conference, SMU, Dallas, TX, June 20, 2017. (PowerPoint file here.)
*Mont Pelerin Society, General Meeting, Miami, FL, September 19, 2016. (PowerPoint file here.)
*EFNA Network Conference, SMU, Dallas, TX, June 2, 2016. (PowerPoint file here.)
*EFNA Network Conference, SMU, Dallas, TX, June 23, 2015.
"Economic Development: A Debate on Corporate Welfare in Texas," panel speaker, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Austin, October 12, 2016. (Video available here.)
"Unleashing Economic Growth and Job Creation," panel speaker, State Policy Network annual meeting, Nashville, TN, October 5, 2016.
“Economic Freedom: What It Is and Why It Matters”
*America's Future Foundation, Dallas Chapter, "Liberty & Libations" event, September 8, 2016.
*James Madison University, Gilliam Center for Free Enterprise, April 21, 2016. (PowerPoint file here.)
*Texas Public Policy Foundation, part of panel on "Economic Freedom vs. Government: Which Provides the Best Opportunity for Prosperity?" February 9, 2016 (link here includes video). (PowerPoint file here.)
*CFA Society of Naples, FL (Chartered Financial Analysts), October 6, 2015 (PowerPoint file here.)
*University of Central Arkansas, Arkansas Center for Research in Economics, November 13, 2014. (PowerPoint file here.)
*St. Bonaventure University (Olean, NY), November 12, 2014. (PowerPoint file here.)
*University of Louisville, Economics Club, September 24, 2014. (PowerPoint file here.)
*Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, September 9, 2014. (PowerPoint file here.)
"Housing Prices and Economic Freedom in U.S. Metropolitan Areas"
*Florida Gulf Coast University, Department of Economics and Finance Research Seminar, March 4, 2016. (PowerPoint file here.)
“The Texas Model: #1 in Economic Freedom”
“An Economic Freedom Index for U.S. Metropolitan Areas”
*University of Louisville, guest lecture in Capitalism and Economic Freedom class, September 24, 2014. (PowerPoint file here.)
“Taxes, Spending, Economic Growth, and Budget Crises in State and Local Governments”
*Real Estate Investment Society of Southwest Florida’s monthly luncheon, Fort Myers, FL, January 8, 2013.
*Commercial Real Estate Summer Outlook Conference, co-sponsored by CCIM Southwest and West Coast District Chapters, Sarasota, FL, June 21, 2012.
*Wake Forest University, Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics honor society) induction ceremony, October 17, 2011.
*University of South Alabama, March 26, 2010.
*Town Hall Forum on “The State of the Economy in Collier County,” Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and Naples Daily News, March 16, 2010.
“Unmasking the Mortgage Interest Deduction: Who Benefits and by How Much?” one of four speakers at “Rethinking the Mortgage Interest Deduction,” a policy forum cosponsored by Reason Foundation and Tax Policy Center (Urban Institute and Brookings Institution), July 28, 2011.
“Interjurisdictional Competition and Local Economic Well-Being,” James Buchanan Center Brown Bag Seminar, George Mason University, November 6, 2001.
“The Myth of America’s Underfunded Cities,” Economics Faculty Workshop Lecture, Wake Forest University, November 12, 1998.
Press Conference for the Cato Institute's "A Fiscal Policy Report Card on America's Governors: 1998" (authored by Stephen Moore and Dean Stansel), National Press Club, Sept. 3, 1998.