Upcoming events

    • 28 Jun 2018
    • 29 Jun 2018
    • Vancouver, BC

    93rd Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association International

    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    NAFE Sessions Dates: June 28-29, 2018

    Hotel: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

    Housing Link: http://www.weai.org/2018HotelInfo

    Conference Information: http://www.weai.org/AC2018

    NAFE will be holding six sessions at the 93rd Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association International in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. There will be three sessions on Thursday, June 28, and three sessions on Friday, June 29, with a NAFE reception following the final session on Thursday, June 28. Register now and be sure to reserve a hotel room at the conference rate. The deadline to register at the “early bird” conference rate ($45 discount) is May 15th.

    See below for the current schedule:

    Thursday, June 28

    Session 1- 8:15 a.m.

    “Refuting Bogus Statistics in Litigation: A Case Study”

    Kevin Cahill, Boston College (cahillkc@bc.edu)

    “The Growth of Subrogation and the Future of Personal Injury Litigation”

    Stephen Spurr, Wayne State University (sspurr@wayne.edu)

    “Mitigating Future Economic Damages in Disputes Revolving Credit Damages”

    Roman Garagulagian, Forensic Economic Services (Roman@Rule703.com)

    Session 2- 10:15 a.m.

    “Earning Capacity of Undocumented Workers”

    Nikanor I. Volkov, Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics,

    Mercer University (volkov_ni@mercer.edu)

    “Earnings Growth: Panel and Cross-Sectional Dataset Comparisons”

    William H. Rogers, W.H. Rogers, L.L.C. (william@whrogersecon.com)

    Session 3- 2:30 p.m.

    “The Minimum Wage, Turnover, and the Shape of the Wage Distribution”

    David Green,* Vancouver School of Economics, UBC (david.green@ubc.ca)

    Joint with Pierre Brochu (University of Ottawa), Thomas Lemieux

    (Vancouver School of Economics, UBC), and James Townsend (University of Winnipeg)

    “Seattle’s Minimum Wage Ordinance: Impacts on Wages, Workers, Jobs, and Establishments”

    Jacob L. Vigdor, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, University of Washington


    “The New Wave of Minimum Wage Policies:

    Evidence from Six Cities”

    Michael Reich, Department of Economics and

    Institute for Research on Labor and

    Employment; University of California, Berkeley


    NAFE Reception: After the final session on Thursday, join us for a reception and social

    event at ‘Relish the Pub’ (http://www.relishthepub.com/relish/menu.asp). ‘Relish

    the Pub’ is within walking distance of the hotel

    at 888 Nelson Street (between Hornby & Howe), or see this Google Map for the location: https://goo.gl/maps/NHzUFDx8yBK2. Additional details to be announced.

    Friday, June 29

    Session 1- 8:15 a.m.

    “Cryptocurrency Return and Risk Metric Estimation” Steven J. Shapiro, New York Institute of Technology (sshapi01@nyit.edu)

    “Quantifying Pension & Employment Benefit Loss – Approaches & Considerations”

    Stephen Cheng, Westcoast Actuaries Inc. (Stephen.Cheng@westcoast-actuaries.com)

    and Neil Chicoine, Westcoast Actuaries Inc. (neil.chicoine@westcoast-actuaries.com)

    “Effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Neutralizing the Adverse Effect of State and

    Federal Income Taxes on Lump Sum Awards in Employment Cases” Mike Nieswiadowmy,* Department of Economics, University of North Texas (Michael.nieswiadomy@unt.edu) and Tom Loudat (tomloud@earthlink.net)

    Session 2- 10:15 a.m.

    Panel: Analysis and Rebuttal of Economic Damages in Wrongful Death Case Study Jim Rodgers, Professor Emeritus, Pennsylvania State University (jdr@psu.edu)

    William H. Rogers, W.H. Rogers, L.L.C.


    Tom Roney, Thomas Roney, L.L.C.


    Session 3- 2:30 p.m.

    “Higher-order Markov Estimates of Worklife” Matthew Cushing & David Rosenbaum

    (mcushing1@unl.edu; drosenbaum@unl.edu)

    “A Cohort Approach to Worklife Estimation” Matthew Cushing & David Rosenbaum

    (mcushing1@unl.edu; drosenbaum@unl.edu)

    “Worklife Norms, Risks, and Duration” Scott Gilbert, Department of Economics,

    Southern Illinois University Carbondale (gilberts@siu.edu)

    Christina Tapia (christina@nweconomics.com)

    Vice President – Western Region

    • 01 Nov 2018
    • 03 Nov 2018
    • Memphis, TN

    55th Annual Conference of the Missouri

    Valley Economic Association

    Memphis, TN - November 1-3, 2018

    Hotel: Sheraton Memphis

    Downtown Hotel

    Housing Link:

    https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1804198327&key=2FBE097E Conference Information:


    Because the annual conferences of the Missouri Valley Economic Association and the Southern Economic Association will both be held in November this year, NAFE will not be planning sessions at the Missouri Valley Economic Association meeting. lease contact William Rogers, Vice President – Midwest, at william@whrogersecon.com for more information.

    William Rogers


    Vice President – Midwest Region

    • 18 Nov 2018
    • 20 Nov 2018
    • Washington, DC

    Southern Economic Association 88th Annual Meeting

    Washington, D.C. – Nov. 18-20, 2018

    Hotel: Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C.

    Hotel Reservations: May be found at sea2018@unc.edu

    Conference Information: www.southerneconomic.org

    The Southern Economic Association 88th Annual Meeting will be held November 18-20, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C. At this point we do not have a definite date but our sessions will probably be on Sunday, November 18th.

    We plan to have three sessions at this meeting and currently have commitments for three papers on timely topics and three presentations by federal employees with respect to data that we frequently use. We invite your participation as a presenter or discussant.

    For further information on program participation please contact Gil Mathis at: gil.mathis@murraystate.edu or (270) 809-4283.

    Gilbert Mathis (gil.mathis@murraystate.edu)

    (270) 809-4283

    Vice President – Southern Region

    • 04 Jan 2019
    • 08 Jan 2019
    • Atlanta, Georgia

    2019 ASSA Annual Meeting

    Atlanta, GA – January 4-6, 2019

    Hotel Information: Atlanta Marriott Marquis (probably)

    Conference Information: Not yet available

    The 2019 ASSA annual meeting will be held January 4-6, 2019 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) in Atlanta, GA. Dave Tucek and Scott Gilbert are organizing the NAFE sessions and are pleased to announce that they have lined up twelve papers to fill four sessions. However, Dave and Scott are still in the process of matching papers to discussants. Please contact Dave at david.tucek@valueeconomics.com or Scott at gilberts@siu.edu if you would like to be a discussant.

    David Tucek


    & Scott Gilbert (gilberts@siu.edu)

    - Vice Presidents - At Large

    • 25 Jan 2019
    • 26 Jan 2019
    • San Juan, Puerto Rico

    19th Annual NAFE Winter Meeting

    San Juan, Puerto Rico - Jan. 25-26, 2019

    Hotel: TBD

    The 2019 NAFE Winter Meeting will be on Friday, January 25, and Saturday, January 26, 2019. Please “save the dates” on your calendar. The meeting location has not been finalized as of this date, but we are moving forward with plans to have the 2019 Winter Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Paper proposals and roundtable/panel discussion proposals are invited for four sessions, two each on Friday and Saturday mornings, January 25 and 26, 2019. Session Chairs and Discussants are also being sought for these sessions. In addition to paper presentation sessions, other sessions are planned on the topics of (a) recent case experiences and (b) issues associated with running a forensic economics practice.

    Art Eubank (art@eubankeconomics.com) &

    Charles Baum (baumeconomics@gmail.com)

    - Meeting Organizers

    • 01 Mar 2019

    With the NAFE sessions at the 2018 Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference recently completed, information is not yet available for the 2019 meeting. Please see the August issue of The Forecast for updated information about planned NAFE sessions at this meeting or check out the EEA website: https://www.ramapo.edu/eea/ for general meeting information as it becomes available.

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