Competing strategies for addressing the country’s long-term fiscal crisis will be the topic of discussion at this month’s Knoxville Economics Forum, sponsored by the Department of Economics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Jane G. Gravelle, a renowned specialist in the economics of taxation, will be the keynote speaker at the Friday, April 20, event. Her talk is entitled, “The Long Term Fiscal Outlook: Are Tax Increases in Our Future?”
Tennesseans are in for the long haul and likely won’t see significant improvements in the state’s economy until 2013. Many aspects of the economy, however, are showing some gains in the short-term, which is good news particularly in the areas of employment, personal income, sales tax, and state tax revenue, according to a UT Knoxville report released today.
Gregg Rader, a junior in economics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was recently selected as one of the twelve finalists in Pearson’s Insider contest. The Bearden High School graduate will be attending the exclusive National Economics Insider Symposium (NEIS) this June in Washington, DC. The Insider contest, which was open to college students enrolled in an economics course this spring semester, asked for solutions on how we can change our economy for the better.
James K. Galbraith, an economist and frequent contributor to a number of national publications, will give the inaugural Anne Mayhew Distinguished Honors Lecture on Oct. 5 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium in the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, 1640 Cumberland Ave.
Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who has served as an economic adviser for Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and presidential candidate John McCain, will visit UT Knoxville on April 7 to discuss some of the most critical issues facing the nation, including the budget, health care, education, and energy and the environment.