Russ Roberts

Innovation Leadership Council, Innovation Policy and SR&ED · Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance)

29 years of experience with Canada’s SR&ED Tax Incentive Program, from the perspective of both the public and private sectors

Change Management Entrepreneurship SR&ED Tax Credits Management Consulting

Lucas W. Davis

Jeffrey A. Jacobs Distinguished Professor · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Leading expert on energy economics

Energy and Environmental Economics Applied Microeconomics Public Finance

Rona Birenbaum

Founder and President · Caring for Clients

Personal Finance Expert, Entrepreneur, Working Mom

Financial Planning Personal Finance Personal Insurance Investment Advisor Best Practices Investment Advisory

Lindsay Tedds

Associate Professor · University of Victoria

Associate Professor of economics with expertise in the design and implementation of tax policy.

Underground Economy Tax Avoidance Tax and Budget Policy Tax Second-hand Economy

Manoj Viswanathan

Associate Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: viswanathanm@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4694 / Office 314-200

Tax Policy Economic Development The Regulation of Tax Exempt Organizations Community Development

Usha Rackliffe

Associate Professor in the Practice of Accounting · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Accounting Accounting Education

Eric Houck, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, School of Education · UNC at Chapel Hill

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy

Teacher Salary Teacher Quality Student Assignment Issues School Finance Policies State Funding Formulas

Steven Sheffrin

Professor of Economics · Tulane University

Steven Sheffrin’s research is focused on property taxation, state corporate taxation, tax fairness and compliance.

Tax Compliance Economics Policy-Oriented ISsues Property Taxation Tax Fairness

Giorgio Rizzoni

Director, Center for Automotive Research| Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering · The Ohio State University

Professor Rizzoni is Director of the Center for Automotive Research and the Ford Motor Company Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

System dynamics, measurements, control, and fault diagnosis with application to automotive systems. Future ground vehicle propulsion systems, including advanced Diesel engines, electric and hybrid-electric drivetrains, and fuel cell systems. Sustainable mobility

Ganesh Sitaraman

Associate Professor of Law · Vanderbilt University

Expert in public law and policy, including presidential power, foreign relations, domestic regulation and institutional design.

Public Option Institutional design Regulation Foreign Relations Law Constitutional Law

Bryan Watson

Partner · Flow Ventures

Accomplished Venture and Angel Capital Investment, Entrepreneurship and Funding Industry Professional

Angel Investing in Canada Venture Capital & Private Equity Investing Government Funding Tax Credits Commercialization of Innovation

Kevin Knauss

Independent Health Agent, Blogger, History Author · Insure Me Kevin

Health Insurance & Reform

Covered California Health Insurance Folsom Lake History

Santino Mariani

Partner, Tax · KPMG

Astute and strategically insightful tax advisor in the areas of cross-border structures, tax harmonization, and corporate compliance

Ontario Corporate Tax Harmonization Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credits Mergers and Acquisitions Tax Research and Development Tax Incentives

Fred Carstensen, Ph.D.

Professor · University of Connecticut

Professor Fred Carstensen is an expert in the areas of public policy, economic history and economics.

Finance Public Policy Economic History Economics

Lisa Philipps

Professor · Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Professor of Law, specializing in taxation law and fiscal policy

Budget Laws Fiscal Policy Gender and Economic Equality Tax Policy Income Splitting

R. Kim Craft

Department Chair/Professor of Economics · Southern Utah University

Specializing in econometrics, job satisfaction with advanced degrees, and agricultural economics

Job Satisfaction with Advanced Degrees Agricultural Economics Demand Estimation Financial Analysis Business Modeling

Anna Terzyan

Senior Instructor of Economics · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Managerial Economics Global Economics Financial Economics

Tom Deans

Full-time Professional Speaker · Detente Financial Press

Full-time Award-Winning Professional Speaker: 500+ Paid Speaking Engagements in 14 Countries. Family Business and Wealth Transfer Expert