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Laurence J Kotlikoff

Laurence J. Kotlikoff is Professor of Economics at Boston University, Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Fellow of the Econometric Society, a former member of the Executive Committee of the American Economic Association, and President of Economic Security Planning, Inc., a company specializing in financial planning software.

Kotlikoff received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973 and his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1977. From 1977 through 1983 he served on the faculties of economics of the University of California, Los Angeles and Yale University. In 1981-82, Kotlikoff was a Senior Economist with the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.

Kotlikoff has served as a consultant to many national and international government groups including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation, the Office of Management and Budget, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Labor and many others. He has also served as a consultant to many business concerns including The American Council of Life Insurance, Merrill Lynch, Fidelity Investments, AT&T, and other major U.S. corporations. Kotlikoff has provided expert testimony on numerous occasions to committees of Congress including the Senate Finance Committee, the House Ways and Means Committee, and the Joint Economic Committee.


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Kenneth L. Judd, the Paul H. Bauer Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, is an expert in the economics of taxation, imperfect competition, and mathematical economics.

His current research focuses on developing computational methods for economic modeling and applying them to tax policy, antitrust issues, macroeconomics, and policies related to climate change. He currently is a co–principal investigator at the Center for Robust Decision Making on Climate and Energy Policy, the director of the Initiative for Computational Economics at the University of Chicago, and a member of the National Academies Board on Mathematical Sciences and Applications.


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Dr. Jack Mintz

Dr. Jack M. Mintz was appointed the Palmer Chair in Public Policy at the University of Calgary in January 2008 and Director of The School of Public Policy.

Widely published in the field of public economics, he was touted in a 2004 UK magazine publication as one of the world’s most influential tax experts. He serves as an Associate Editor of International Tax and Public Finance and the Canadian Tax Journal, and is a research fellow of CESifo, Munich, Germany, and the Centre for Business Taxation Institute, Oxford University.

He also serves on the boards of Imperial Oil Limited, Morneau Shepell and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Dr. Mintz held the position of Professor of Business Economics at the Rotman School of Business from 1989-2007 and Department of Economics at Queen’s University, Kingston, 1978- 89. He was a Visiting Professor, New York University Law School, 2007; President and CEO of the C. D. Howe Institute from 1999-2006; Clifford Clark Visiting Economist at the Department of Finance, Ottawa; and Associate Dean (Academic) of the Faculty of Management, University of Toronto, 1993 – 1995. He was founding Editor-in-Chief of International Tax and Public Finance, published by Kluwer Academic Publishers from 1994 – 2001.

He chaired the federal government’s Technical Committee on Business Taxation in 1996 and 1997 that led to corporate tax reform in Canada since 2000. He also has served as chair of the Alberta Financial and Investment Policy Advisory Commission in 2007 that reviewed saving policy of the Alberta government.

Dr. Mintz has consulted widely with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, federal and provincial governments in Canada, and various businesses and non-profit organizations.

Dr. Mintz received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for service to the Canadian tax policy community. Alberta Venture magazine has recognized him as one of the fifty most influential Albertans in 2008, 2010 and 2013. The Financial Post named him one of the five most influential Canadians in regulation in 2012.


Dr. Richard W. Evans

Richard Evans specializes in international macroeconomics, monetary economics, public economics, and computational economics. Rick is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the BYU Macroeconomics and Computational Laboratory and is one of nine members of the Utah Economic Council. Rick is also on the Board of Directors of the Economic Club of Utah, a chapter of the National Association of Business Economics.

Aside from his educational experience, Rick began his economic career as a Research Economist at Thredgold Economic Associates in Salt Lake City, providing state and national economic analysis for Zions Bank and their operations in eight western states. He has also spent time as a researcher at the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and as an economic consultant.


Dr. Kerk L. Phillips

Kerk L. Phillips earned his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 1991 and has taught at the University of Michigan, Nanjing University, and Korea University. He also worked for six months at the Joint Economic Committee of Congress in 2004. Most of his current academic research is in the field of computational macroeconomics. Other research interests include international finance, exchange rate behavior, economic growth and Asian economies. He has worked at BYU since 1992.