I expect to see you graduate!
Dr. Elliott Parker
Professor of Economics
Director of the University Core Curriculum
 
Office of the Provost, Mail Stop 005, University of Nevada, Reno 
Reno, NV  89557  U.S.A.

UNR Office: Clark Administration (CA) Lake Level
E-mail: elliottp@unr.edu (or eparker@unr.edu)
Ph:  775 - 784 - 4719

At the March 2011 Rally in Carson City



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COURSE HOMEPAGES:
Other courses at UNR have included:
  • ECON 103:  Principles of Macroeconomics
  • HON 220:  Introduction to Economic Theory and Policy
  • Intermediate Price Theory
  • International Economics
  • Future Development
  • Market Reform and Transition in Socialist Economies
Back when I had a beard
GOOD SOURCES FOR ECONOMIC DATA AND INFORMATION:

For the United States:

For other countries: Gene Shackman, of the Global Social Change Research Project, has a long list of economic, social, and political data here.

For Economic Research, see:

Newspapers:

The UNR library has:

Academic Papers Presented:

Parker, E., & J. Thornton, "Fiscal centralization and decentralization in Russia and China."  Presented at the Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA) meetings in Chicago (Jan. 2007).

Cargill, T.F., & E. Parker, "Price deflation and policy response:  A comparative view of Japan, China, and the United States."  Presented at Claremont McKenna College (Apr. 2003) -- PDF.

Parker, E., & M. Pingle, "The distributional effects of selection in an optimal growth model."  Presented at the Western Economic Association International Meetings in Seattle (July 2002).

Cargill, T., & E. Parker, "Asian finance and the role of bankruptcy: A model of the transition costs of financial liberalization."  Presented at the University of California, Davis (May 2001) and the West Coast Japan Economic Seminar, University of California, Santa Cruz (June 2001)  -- PDF.

Parker, E., "Firm governance and the Chinese stock market."  Presented at the Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA) meetings in Boston (Jan. 2000).

Parker, E., & J.G. Wen, "The Asian Financial Crisis and the lessons for globalization."  Presented at the ASSA meetings in Boston (Jan. 2000).

Cargill, T., & E. Parker, "Financial liberalization and crisis in Japan and Korea: Lessons for China."  Presented in an AEA session of the annual meetings of the ASSA, New York (Jan. 1999).

Parker, E., "Are wage increases in Chinese state industry efficient? A study of productivity in the Nanjing machine building industry."  Presented at the annual meetings of the Western Economic Association, Seattle (July 1997).

Parker, E., & J. Wendel, "Induced inefficiency as a response to the union threat."  Presented at the annual meetings of the Western Social Science Association, Reno (April 1996).

Parker, E., "The effect of scale on the response to reform by Chinese construction units."  Presented at the annual meetings of the Allied Social Science Associations, San Francisco (January 1996).

Parker, E., "Schumpeterian Creative Destruction and the growth of Chinese enterprises."  Presented at the annual meeting of the Chinese Economists Society, University of Chicago (August 1994).

Parker, E., "The Socialist Market Economy and the state-owned enterprise," translated into Chinese as "Guoyou qiye he Shehuizhuyi Shichang Jingji."  Presented at the Hopkins-Nanjing University Center (May 1994).

Parker, E., "Changes in enterprise structure in the U.S., Eastern Europe, and China," translated into Chinese as "Meiguo he qita dichu qiye jiegou de biandong de bijiao yanjiu."  Presented to the Nanjing Machine-Building Bureau Entrepreneurs (January 1994).

Parker, E., "Convergence as a response to economic reform:  An application to Chinese state-owned construction enterprises." Presented at the annual meeting of the Western Economic Association, Lake Tahoe (June 1993).

Academic papers presented by coauthors:

Cargill, T.F., & E. Parker, "How can the Bank of Japan contribute to Japan's economic recovery?"  Presented by T.F. Cargill at the Southern Methodist University Asian Studies Symposium, Dallas (April 2004).

Parker, E., & J. Wendel, "WHO's Assessment of health care industry performance: Rating the rankings." Presented by J. Wendel at the Athens Institute for Education and Research conference on Health Economics and Health Management, Athens, Greece (May 2002).

Cargill, T.F., & E. Parker, "Japanese economic structures and finance: Characteristics and causes of the current slowdown."  Presented by T.F. Cargill at Saint Marys University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (May 2002).

Litvak, A.I., M. Paterson, E. Parker, O.S. Pentsak, A.I. Pilyavsky, and J. Wendel, "Identifying efficiently operated hospitals in Ukraine."  Presented by A.I. Pilyavsky at the 7th Slovak Polish Ukrainian Czech Scientific Seminar in Svatay Jur, Slovakia (Nov. 2000).

Bhattacharyya, A., & E. Parker, "Labor productivity and migration in Chinese agriculture: A stochastic frontier approach." Presented at the annual meetings of the Western Social Science Association, Reno (April 1996).
 

 


MISCELLANEOUS LINKS:
 
Past Co-Editor of China Economic Review, and creator of their original website (with the help of Michele Schochet).
  - publisher's website
  - editors' original website

Past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Northern Nevada International Center (formerly the International Resource Center of Northern Nevada).

Ambassador Hume Horan

Past Webmaster for the Department of Economics.  I also served on the committees to redesign the website for the University and the College of Business, which now maintains the department website.

Advisor for the International Business Major, and creator of its original website.

Past Faculty Advisor for the Economics Club / Omicron Delta Epsilon, and creator of their website.

Webmaster for the Reno Friends Meeting (also known as the Quakers).

MHV Industries - An Introduction to Basic Evaluation and Decision Making (see also the lecture for ENGR 491).
 

(left to right) Shayne Del Cohen, Nevada Griffin, Larry Struve, Elliott Parker, Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa, Ambassador Hume Horan, Elena Bubnova, and Carina Black, at the Northern Nevada International Center's 2002 Global Gala.



Jimmy Carter and his son Jack


ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
(with downloadable PDFs)

Journal Articles:

Guerrero, F., & E. Parker (2012), "The effect of federal government size on long-term economic growth in the United States, 1791-2009," Modern Economy 3(8): 949-957. [Download]

Parker, E. (2011),
"Will history repeat itself? Nevada's economy after the crash," The Nevada Review. 3(1): 4-17. [Download]

Parker, E., & J. Thornton (2007), "Fiscal centralization and decentralization in Russia and China," Comparative Economic Studies 49(4): 514-42.  [Download]

Guerrero, F., & E. Parker (2006), "Deflation and recession: Finding the empirical link," Economics Letters 93(1): 12-17.  [Download]

Parker, E., & M. Pingle (2006), "The distributional effects of selection and capital accumulation on firm productivity under imperfect capital markets," Empirical Economics 31(3): 677-97.  [Download]

Guerrero, F., & E. Parker (2006), "Deflation, recession, and slowing growth:  Finding the empirical links," ICFAI Journal of Monetary Economics 4(1): 37-49. [Download]

Cargill, T.F., & E. Parker (2005), "Economic and financial reform: Alternatives for North Korea," North Korean Review 1(1): 5-22.   [Download]

Cargill, T.F., & E. Parker (2004), "Price deflation and consumption: Central bank policy and Japan's economic and financial stagnation," Journal of Asian Economics 15(3): 493-506. [Download]

Cargill, T.F., & E. Parker (2004), "Price deflation, money demand, and monetary policy discontinuity: A comparative view of Japan, China, and the United States," North American Journal of Economics and Finance 15(1): 25-147.  [Download]

Cargill, T.F., & E. Parker (2003), "Why deflation is different," Central Banking 14(1): 35-42. [Download]  

(The above article was also published in the 2003 Report of the Symposium on Building the Financial System of the 21st Century:  An Agenda for Japan and the United States, Harvard Law School, Program on International Financial Systems.)

Cargill, T.F., & E. Parker (2002), "Asian finance and the role of bankruptcy: A model of the transition costs of financial liberalization," Journal of Asian Economics 13(3): 297-318.   [Download] 

Banks, D., E. Parker, & J. Wendel (2001), "Strategic interaction among hospitals and nursing facilities: The efficiency effects of payment systems and vertical integration," Health Economics 10(2): 119-134. [Download]

Cargill, T.F., & E. Parker (2001), "Financial liberalization in China: Limitations and lessons of the Japanese regime," Journal of the Asia-Pacific Economy 6(1): 1-21. [Download]

Parker, E. (1999), "Are wage increases in Chinese state industry efficient? A study of productivity in the Nanjing machine-building industry," Contemporary Economic Policy 17(1): 55-68.   [Download]

Bhattacharyya, A., & E. Parker (1999), "Labor productivity and migration in Chinese agriculture: A stochastic frontier approach," China Economic Review 10(1): 59-74. [Download]

Lambert, D.K., & E. Parker (1998), "Productivity in Chinese provincial agriculture," Journal of Agricultural Economics 49(3): 378-392. [Download text]

Parker, E., & J. Wendel (1998), "Induced inefficiency as a response to the union threat," Journal of Labor Research 19(4): 629-646.  [Download]

Parker, E. (1997), "The effect of scale on the response to reform by Chinese construction units," Journal of Development Economics 52(2): 331-353.  [Download]

Parker, E. (1995), "Schumpeterian Creative Destruction and the growth of Chinese enterprises," China Economic Review 6(2): 201-223.  [Download]

Parker, E. (1995), "Shadow factor price convergence and the response of Chinese state-owned construction enterprises to reform," Journal of Comparative Economics 21(1): 54-81.  [Download]

Parker, E. (1995), "Prospects for the state-owned enterprise in China's Socialist Market Economy," Asian Perspective 19(1): 7-35. [Download text]

Parker, E. (1994), "Relative efficiency in Chinese urban construction: A comparison of state-owned and collective enterprises after reform," China Economic Review 5(2): 161-78. [Download]

Bhattacharyya, A., E. Parker, & K. Raffiee (1994), "An examination of the effect of ownership on the relative efficiency of public and private water utilities," Land Economics 70(2): 197-209.   [Download]

Parker, E. (1994), "The accuracy of generalized cost function estimation: A Monte Carlo approach," Southern Economic Journal 60(4): 907-26.  [Download]

Book Chapters and Proceedings:

Parker, E. (2012), "Will history repeat itself?  Nevada's economy after the crash." In Of Sagebrush & Slot Machines, edited by R.O. Davies and S.E. Caspar, pp. 215-225 (Pearson Learning Solutions). [This is a revised version of a paper published in 2011.]

Guerrero, F., & E. Parker (2011), "The effect of government purchases on economic growth in Japan." In Asia and China in the Global Economy, edited by Y.-W. Cheung & G. Ma, ch. 13, pp. 381-407 (World Scientific  Publishing Co., Pte. Ltd.).  

Cargill, T.F., & E. Parker (2011), "Economic reform and alternatives for North Korea." In The Survival of North Korea: Essays on Strategy, Economics, and International Relations, edited by S.H. Kim, T. Roehrig, & B. Seliger, ch. 6, pp. 99-115 (McFarland & Co.). [Download text] 

Bhattacharyya, A., E. Parker, & K. Raffiee (2009), "An examination of the effect of ownership on the relative efficiency of public and private water utilities," Economics of Water Resources 2:151-63, edited by R.Q. Grafton (Edward Elgar Publications). [This is a reprint of an paper published in 1994.]

Guerrero, F., & E. Parker (2008), "Financial liberalization and corporate debt maturity in Thailand, 1993-97." In China and Asia: Economic and Financial Interactions, edited by Y.-W. Cheung & K.-Y. Wong, ch. 14, pp. 246-256 (Routledge Press).  [Download text] 

Cargill, T.F., F. Guerrero, & E. Parker (2006), "Policy traps and the linkage between China's financial and foreign exchange systems," in China as a World Workshop, edited by K.H. Zhang: ch. 11, pp. 188-221 (Routledge, Taylor & Francis). [Download text]  

(A condensed version of the above chapter was published in the 2004 Report of the Symposium on Building the Financial System of the 21st Century:  An Agenda for Japan and the United States, Harvard Law School, Program on International Financial Systems.)

Cargill, T.F., & E. Parker (2003), "Japanese economic structures and finance: Characteristics and causes of the current slowdown," in Structural Foundations of International Finance, edited by P.C. Padoan, P.  Brenton, & G. Boyd: ch. 9, pp. 184-207 (Cheltenham, U.K.:  Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc.). [Download text]

Parker, E., & J. Wendel (2002), "The comparative efficiency of producing health: An analysis of the World Health Organization's rankings," in Health Economics and Health Management:  Proceedings of the First International Conference, edited by S. Soulis:  ch. 6, pp. 79-96 (Athens, Greece:  Papazisis Publishers).  [Download text]

Litvak, A.I., E. Parker, M. Paterson, O.S. Pentsak, A.I. Pilyavsky, & J Wendel (2001), "Identifying efficiently operated hospitals in Ukraine," Analysis and International Comparisons of Social Consequences of the Transformation Process in Post Communist Countries, Proceedings of the 7th Slovak-Polish-Ukrainian-Czech Scientific Seminar (Sviaty Jur, November 15-18, 2000), University of Economics in Bratislava, pp. 79-90.

Parker, E., & J. Wendel (1997), "Reform of China's state-owned sector: Parallels with the U.S. regulatory experience," in The Reformability of China's State Sector, edited by J.G. Wen & D. Xu: ch. 17, pp. 281-299 (World Scientific Publishing).  [Download text]

Working Papers:

Parker, E. (2011), Fifty Herbert Hoovers and the Effect of State and Local Government on Gross State Product, a short analysis of the effect of state and local government value-added on economic growth.

Parker, E. (2011), The Endogeneity of State Appropriations and the Economic Impact of Proposed Budget Cuts, my (canceled)  testimony for the Nevada Economic Forum (April 26, 2011).

Parker, E., & B. Shively (2009), Funding, Fairness, and the Formula: The University of Nevada, Reno, in the System of Higher Education  (Apr. 17, 2009).

Guerrero, F., & E. Parker (2010), "The effect of government purchases on economic growth in Japan," UNR Economics WP-10004. [Download]

Parker, E., & B. Shively (2009), University Budgets: A Guide for the Perplexed (Mar. 23, 2009).  

Guerrero, F., & E. Parker (2007), "The effect of Federal government size on long-term economic growth in the United States, 1792-2004," UNR Economics WP-07002. [Download]

Parker, E., & J. Thornton (2006), "Fiscal centralization and decentralization in Russia and China," UNR Economics WP-06013. [Download]

Guerrero, F., & E. Parker (2006), "Financial liberalization and corporate debt maturity in Thailand, 1993-97," UNR Economics WP-06001. [Download] 

Parker, E. (2006), "Does the party in power matter for economic performance?," UNR Economics WP-06008.  [Download]

Cargill, T.F., & E. Parker (2004), "How can the Bank of Japan contribute to Japan's economic recovery?"  [Download]

Cargill, T.F., & E. Parker (2001), "Asian finance and the role of bankruptcy," Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Pacific Basin Working Paper Series, 01-01.  [download]

Parker, E., & J. Wendel (2001), "Payment system design, vertical integration, and an efficient continuum of care." [Download]

Parker, E. (2000), "Firm governance and the Chinese stock market." [Download]

Parker, E., & J.G. Wen (2000), "The Asian financial crisis and the lessons for globalization."  [Download]

Book Reviews:

Parker, E. (2005), "Fault Lines in China's Economic Terrain, by Charles Wolf, Jr., K.C. Yeh, Benjamin Zycher, Nicholas Eberstadt, and Sung-Ho Lee," in China Journal 53: 168-170.

Parker, E. (2003), "China's Last Steps Across the River, by Yiping Huang," in China Review International 9(2): 443-448.

Parker, E. (1999), "A Study of Public Policy Influences upon the Development of China's Rural Enterprises, 1978-1992, by Zhonghui Wang," in China Review International 6(1): 277-279.

Parker, E. (1996), "China's New Political Economy: The Giant Awakes, by Susumu Yabuki," in Economic Development and Cultural Change 45(1): 219-222.

Parker, E. (1996), "Financial Repression and Economic Reform in China, by Kui-Wai Li," in China Review International 3(2): 482-486.

Parker, E. (1996), "Disequilibria, Economic Reforms and Economic Policies, by Xiaoming Li," in Journal of Comparative Economics 23(3): 348-351.

Parker, E. (1996), "The Chinese Economy in Transition: Micro Changes and Macro Implications, by Kang Chen," in Comparative Economic Studies 28(2-3): 166-168.

Journal Introductions and Other Miscellaneous Publications:

Chang, C., G.H. Chang, B.M. Fleisher, E. Parker, & Y. Wang (2004), "Editorial note," China Economic Review 15(4): 373-374.

Chang, G., & E. Parker (2004), "Editorial introduction: The Chinese RMB issue in dynamic and global perspective," China Economic Review 15(3): 323-324.

Parker, E., & K.Y. Wong (2003), "WTO, China, and the Asian economies," China Economic Review 14(3): 203-205.

Parker, E. (2003), "Comments on 'The Consequences of China's WTO Accession on its Neighbors,' by W.J. McKibbin & W.T. Woo," Asian Economic Papers 2(2).

Parker, E. (2002), "Current issues in the Chinese economy," China Economic Review 13(4): 329-330. 

Chang, C., G.H. Chang, B.M. Fleisher, E. Parker, & Y. Wang (2001), "Editorial note," China Economic Review 12(4): 261-262.

Chang, C.,  B.M. Fleisher, & E. Parker (2000), "The impact of China's entry into the WTO: Overview," China Economic Review 11(4): 319-322.

Parker, E. (2000), "Introduction," China Economic Review 11(3): 211-212.

Chang, C., G.H. Chang, B.M. Fleisher, E. Parker, & Y. Wang (2000), "Introduction," China Economic Review 11(2): 113.

Chang, G.H., G.H. Jefferson, N.L. Lardy, E. Parker, & T.G. Rawski (1998), "Will China catch the 'Asian Flu'?," China Economic Review 9(1): 97-101.  Roundtable article.

Li, L., E. Parker, & T.G. Rawski (1995), "Report on the CES Shanghai Conference on Reformability of the State Sector in China," China Economic Review 6(2): 247-250.
 
 


Most Recent Presentations:
Comment on the U.S. historical record for the Gold Standard and Price Deflation

Newspaper Columns:
Nevada's housing market feigns a minibubbleReno Gazette Journal, May 29, 2013.
Is Nevada’s housing market really recovering? (with Brian Bonnenfant), Nevada's Washington Watch, March 2013.
Nevada needs a new economic mindset, Nevada Appeal, Jan. 27, 2013.
Making sense of the fiscal cliffLas Vegas Sun, Dec. 9, 2012. This was also published as Skiing down the fiscal slope, Nevada Appeal, Dec. 9, 2012.
The U.S. Economy in an Election YearNevada's Washington Watch, Oct. 2012.
Budget deficits at the edge of the fiscal cliff, Nevada Appeal, Sep. 2, 2012.
It’s not the worst recovery. ReallyLas Vegas Sun, August 12, 2012.
Gas Prices Driven By Economics, Not PoliticsNevada's Washington Watch, Apr. 2012.
National unemployment: Where have we been, and where are we going?Reno Gazette Journal, February 22, 2012.
State Recovery: Be Fast, but be Careful, Nevada Appeal, Feb. 12, 2012.
Fictional divide tearing at our universitiesLas Vegas Sun, January 29, 2012. This was also published as, Is there a north-south funding gap in higher education?, Nevada Appeal, Jan. 29, 2012.
China shouldn't follow our fiscal path, Nevada Appeal, Jan. 15, 2012.
How China stays on fiscal fast track, Nevada Appeal, Jan. 8, 2012.
What happened to Japan?, Nevada Appeal, Dec. 18, 2011.
We’d forgotten what a depression looks likeLas Vegas Sun, November 27, 2011. This was also published as, Why is this recession different?, Nevada Appeal, Nov. 20, 2011.
Politics aside, here’s how the federal budget must be cutLas Vegas Sun, November 20, 2011.   This was also published under the somewhat misleading title, Recovery without tax hike is fantasy, Nevada Appeal, Nov. 8, 2011., and a slightly shorter version was, How can we cut the federal deficit?Reno Gazette Journal, November 9, 2011.
How Big is Our Government, Really?, Nevada Appeal, Oct. 23, 2011.
Hyperinflation? Take a deep breath..., Nevada Appeal, Oct. 9, 2011.
Are corporate tax rates too high?, Nevada Appeal, Sep. 25, 2011.
Where we went wrong after Sept. 11, Nevada Appeal, Sep. 11, 2011.
Why hasn't the economy recovered?, Nevada Appeal, Sep. 6, 2011.
U.S. has a lot riding on showdown over debt, Nevada Appeal, July 10, 2011.
Going the Wrong Way, Las Vegas Sun, June 12, 2011.
Nevada's tax structure must be broader-based, more stable and efficientReno Gazette Journal, April 6, 2011.
Students’ passionate opposition to proposal inspiring, a column I wrote for the Nevada Sagebrush, April 4, 2011.   In the previous edition, I submitted this Letter to the Editor to correct some numbers cited in a column.
Time to find a compromise for good of state,  Nevada Appeal, March 27, 2011.  This was, at its heart, the speech I gave at the student rally on  March 21.  Here is a great video of the event, which Guy Rocha says was the largest of its kind in Nevada history.
Can We Find a Way Forward?, Las Vegas Sun, February 27, 2011.
University of Nevada, Reno can't withstand proposed cutsNevada Appeal, February 20, 2011.
Is Nevada's public sector too big? Facts don't back it upNevada Appeal, February 6, 2011.
Changing how we think about the budget (with Senator Bill Raggio), Las Vegas Sun, January 23, 2011.  This was published simultaneously in the Reno Gazette Journal as Elliott Parker and William Raggio: We're looking at the state budget backwards.
Is raising taxes the worst thing we could do?Nevada Appeal, January 13, 2011.
What is the effect of taxes on state economies? (with Tom Harris), Reno Gazette Journal, January 12, 2011.  The data I downloaded from BEA and used to calculate the correlations is available here.
Private sector needs vital public sector to thrive,  Nevada Appeal, December 5, 2010.
To fix Nevada, we've got to do the hard work together, Reno Gazette Journal, November 10, 2010.
Falling state budgets are a drag on the economy,  Nevada Appeal, October 17, 2010.
Nevada's public education is in short supplyReno Gazette Journal, October 13, 2010.
Analysis: Cut spending, or raise taxes: Neither answer's easy, Nevada Appeal, September 12, 2010.
Recessions, taxes and the growing federal deficit, Nevada Appeal, July 11, 2010.
Do taxes kill jobs? Let's look at the factsNevada Appeal, June 20, 2010.
State and local fiscal crises, the Depression and nowReno Gazette Journal, June 16, 2010.
For our security, raise the gas tax (with John Scire), Nevada Appeal, May 26, 2010.
Nevada’s fiscal structure in need of an overhaul, (with Stephen Miller), Las Vegas Sun, April 11, 2010.  My coauthor is chairman of UNLV's Economics Department.
The big problem with health care insurance, Nevada Appeal, Apr. 8, 2010.
Nevada loses its groove, Nevada's Washington Watch, Apr. 2010.
Nevada undercuts its future with budget cuts in higher educationLas Vegas Sun, March 14, 2010 (based on the one below in the Nevada Appeal).
Nevada slipping fast in higher education,  Nevada Appeal, Mar. 4, 2010.
Tourists aren't paying my taxes, a tongue-in-cheek letter to the editor published in the Reno Gazette Journal, Feb. 18, 2010.
Spending cuts are not the solution to Nevada's ills, Nevada Appeal, Feb. 10, 2010.
Does government spending help or hurt the economy?Reno Gazette Journal, Jan. 27, 2010.
State Must Be Smarter, or Start Over, Las Vegas Sun,  December 27, 2009.
Dire times force solution for massive trade deficit, sustainable economyReno Gazette Journal, July 22, 2009.
With Override of Veto, a Sigh of Relief, Las Vegas Sun  (June 7, 2009).  A shorter version of this column was published in the Reno Gazette Journal on May 31.
How much more of state government can be cut?, Las Vegas Sun, January 4, 2009.  A response to former state senator Bob Beers' "rebuttal" of my previous column, in the Las Vegas Review Journal( Here is the Excel data on state employment and state wages.)
Comparisons show spending isn't Nevada's problem, Las Vegas Sun, December 21, 2008.  A short version of this was published in the Reno Gazette Journal
Of politics and Sith mind tricks:  Does the party in power matter for economic performance?, Reno News & Review, October 5, 2006.

Other Related Media Links:
Face to Face, with Jon Ralston, May 16, 2011:  Heath Morrison went first, and me second.  Budgets, taxes, the usual..  I was sleep-deprived and a little off my game, but I'm told I held my own regardless.
Face to Face, with Jon Ralston, April 27, 2011:  Eric Herzik was interviewed for the first half of the show, and then I was interviewed about my canceled testimony for the Economic Forum, and other issues related to the economy and the state budget.
I have been interviewed on TV about the Nevada economy twice by the national Fox Business News.  Click here to see my interview from September  7, 2010.
Commentary: Study found larger government not bad for growth in America, a business advisor column by Federico Guerrero in the Reno Gazette Journal, Feb. 24, 2010, which cites research we did together.
A Look Back at the NaughtsLas Vegas Sun, January 1, 2010.  A story by Patrick Coolican about the decade of illusions, which quotes me a little.
Nevada faculty urged to donate for lowest-paid workersReno Gazette Journal, July 24, 2009.  A story by Lenita Powers on my suggestions for tenured faculty.
How Much Can We Increase Student Tuition?  A memo to President Glick (Mar. 6, 2009), discussing the elasticity of demand for higher education
A Suggestion for Senator Reid.   A Feb. 23 memo I wrote to Mark Wetjen, a policy advisor in the Office of the Senate Majority Leader, after he came to campus to discuss the financial crisis with me and some of my colleagues.

My Reply to the Governor's Podcast.  A blog entry on the UNR Faculty Senate site, in answer to Gov. Gibbons' Feb. 11 podcast defending his budget for higher education. This was featured in a Jon Ralston column in the Las Vegas Sun, Econ prof tries to teach Gibbons some economic realities on higher ed (Feb. 12, 2009).

The Economic Impact of the Proposed Cut in UNR's Budget.  A one-page summary of a study by Fadali and Kilkenny (Feb. 6, 2009), which calculated a $60 million net difference, relative to tax enhancements, on state GDP.
My Dialogue with Patrick Gibbons of the NPRI.   A dialogue that began on the senate blog and continued by e-mail, regarding the evidence for economies of scale, et cetera.
My Reply to Regent Knecht.   A Jan. 9 letter I wrote to Regent Ron Knecht regarding his column in the Chronicle of Higher Education that argues higher education spending is out of control.  Regent Knecht's article was later republished in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and they did not respond to my request to publish a reply. Dang!
How Big is Higher Education?   A blog entry on the UNR Faculty Senate site, in answer to Gov. Gibbons' claim that Nevada is relatively generous to higher education (Jan. 17, 2009).  Here is another collection of data in Excel from the Statistical Abstract of the United States.
The Economic Principles of State Budget Cuts.  A fourth open memo to President Glick (Jan. 16, 2009), outlining the macroeconomic, microeconomic, and distributional effects of tax increases and spending cuts.
Some Proposals on State Budget Cuts.  A third open memo to President Glick (Jan. 14, 2009), with some suggestions for dealing with the state's budget crisis. These were a little rough, but a number of people had asked for ideas.
A Look at State Budgets over Time. Another open memo, with more interesting graphs, to President Milt Glick (Jan. 1, 2009). Here is the data I used in Excel on state output, expenditures, and budgets, so you can see for yourself.
Does Nevada have a Spending Problem? The open memo to President Milt Glick which started it all (Dec. 1, 2008). (Here is the data I used for my graphs and also some on educational attainment.)


PAST NONACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS:  
Debunking Myths about Fiscal Intervention and the Recovery, a presentation to the Washoe County Democratic Party Headquarters, Oct. 4, 2011.
     An earlier version of this presentation was
Has the American Economy Tanked?, a presentation for Reno's National Security Forum, Sep. 9, 2011.
Recovering from the Great Recession in the U.S. and Nevada, an updated presentation to the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants on May 18, 2011.
     An earlier version of this presentation was Recovering from the Great Recession in the U.S. and Nevada, a presentation for Rotary Club, Reno, December 21, 2010.
The Economic Crisis:  Can we get out of this mess?, a presentation for the Truckee Meadows Democratic Alliance, December 15, 2010.
China's Economy, a presentation for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, November 15, 2010.
Where do we go from here?, comments I gave for a panel discussion on the aftermath of the 2010 election, for the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce,  November 4, 2010.
Nevada's Budget Crisis, a presentation given the first evening of An Educated Response: The Crisis Forums, UNR, February 16, 2010.
The Depression of 2008-2009, a presentation I gave to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on February 3, 2010.  It contains updated material from my earlier presentations, plus some new graphs and discussion of recessions and depressions.
     An earlier version of this presentation was The Great Recession, a presentation I gave to the Apogee Investment Group in South Lake Tahoe on September 13, 2009
Implications of the Global Financial Crisis, a presentation I gave to the National Security Forum in Reno on July 7, 2009.
Making Sense of the Financial Crisis of 2008, a presentation for the Truckee Meadows Democratic Alliance (Oct. 2008).  
     This was revised and updated for a  Presentation on the Financial Crisis for General Electric Optimization and Control (Oct. 2008).
     This was revised again incorporated into a presentation for the College's Business Summit (Nov. 2008),  which I also moderated.
The International Interdependence of the U.S. Economy in the Era of Free Trade Agreements (May 2008).  A Presentation to the Nevada World Trade Council in honor of International Trade Week.

This was revised and shortened for a presentation to the IBSC on The U.S. Dollar and the Trade Deficit (Oct. 2008).
The Chinese Economy  (Feb. 2007). A presentation to the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce and the Nevada World Trade Council.  Also available is the presentation by Al di Stefano.  

A revised version of this, which incorporated a lecture by Hugh Shapiro, was presented to the Davidson Academy (2007).

This was revised again and incorporated into a presentation for the Shultz Financial Group called Economic and Financial Market Developments in China and India (2007).
Presentation on Pricing for Rust Bullet (Oct. 2008) Rust Bullet-Rust Converter
Does the Party in Power Affect Economic Performance?  (May 2006).  A presentation in Washington at the invitation of Senator Reid to the Senate Democratic Leadership.
Professor Parker and Senator Reid
The UNR story on my trip to Washington.
What Happened to Japan? Why the World's Second Largest Economy Slowed Down.  A public presentation (Summer 2005).
Taxes, Myths, and Cons:  Facts about the Federal Budget and the Deficit.  A public presentation (Fall 2003).
Western Banking Schools Lecture (July 2005).
Guest Lecture on Deflation


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