Lights Up Economics
Economist speaker Todd Buchholz “lights up economics with a wickedly sparkling wit,” says the Associated Press. The former White House senior economic advisor, Tiger hedge fund managing director and best-selling author has jousted with such personalities as James Carville and Ben Stein. His lively and informative speaking engagements have earned him a place in Successful Meetings Magazine’s “21 Top Speakers for the 21st Century, and his best-selling books on economics and financial markets have been widely translated and are taught in universities worldwide.
The Father of Supply-Side Economics
Arthur Laffer is distinguished as “The Father of Supply-Side Economics” for his economic acumen and influence in triggering a worldwide tax-cutting movement in the 1980s, Dr. Arthur Laffer was a member of President Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board for both of his terms. Dr. Laffer served as a Distinguished Professor at the University of Southern California and at Pepperdine University, and was also a member of the Board of Directors at the latter. Previously, he was a Professor at the University of Chicago, and a consultant to Treasury Secretary William Simon, Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld and Treasury Secretary George Shultz, under whom he was named the first-ever Chief Economist at the Office of Management and Budget.
Senior Economist with the National Center for Policy Analysis
Dr. Barry Asmus has been named by USA Today as one of the five most requested speakers in the United States. As a Senior Economist for the prestigious National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), Dr. Asmus does more than just speak on policy, he is actively involved in its implementation both in the U.S. and abroad. On recent trips to Romania, Albania, China and Peru, Dr. Asmus has encouraged government leaders to pass free-market, low tax, protected property rights and free trade policies. He is a recognized thinker who delivers his ideas in an enthusiastic and energy filled presentation.
Former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Robert McTeer is a Distinguished Fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), covering macro-economic issues, including monetary policy, fiscal policy, tax and education policy. NCPA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan market-oriented public policy institute headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices in Washington, D.C.
Prior to joining the NCPA in January 2007, Robert McTeer was Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System from November 4, 2004 through November 22, 2006. Before becoming Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, Robert McTeer had a 36-year career with the Federal Reserve System, including 14 years as President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and member of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC).
Former Chief Investment Officer for the State of Louisiana
A Funny Economist?
Peter Ricchiuti (Ri-Shooty) is the business school professor you wish you had back in college. He teaches courses on the financial markets at Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business and has twice been named the school’s top professor.
Peter Ricchiuti started his career with the investment firm of Kidder Peabody and later managed over three billion dollars as the assistant treasurer for the state of Louisiana. In 1993 he founded Tulane’s highly acclaimed BURKENROAD REPORTS stock research program.
Cuts Through The Fluff
Jeff Thredgold is an economist who has been entertaining and informing audiences for over two decades. He has a unique ability to “cut though the fluff” and discuss serious issues and developments in a very understandable way. Jeff has spoken to more than 1,000 groups throughout North America, traveling more than one million miles in the process.
As an economist Jeff Thredgold leads his audience on a slightly irreverent, up-to-the-minute “tour” of the economy, financial markets, education, government, and a sneak preview of the future. He also customizes his remarks for the industry or group that he is addressing. He can present whatever length program is desired, from 30 minutes to four hours, and will always finish according to your schedule, not his.