Winter Meeting - January 25-26, 2019

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

Nineteenth Annual NAFE Winter Meeting

Intercontinental San Juan Hotel ―January 25 – 26, 2019

Organizer: Art Eubank

Conference Attendees: Heidi Calero (Local), Art Eubank, Ed Foster, Bob Minnehan, Matt Sims, David Schap, Steve Shapiro, Carl A. Soderberg (Local), Frank Tinari, Juan Villeta-Trigo (Local), and Jack Ward.

□    Friday Morning, Jan. 25, 2019: Forensic Sessions Day #1 (Summit Meeting Room)

7:45 a.m. – Continental Breakfast and Coffee in Meeting Room; 8:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks:

Art Eubank

8:05 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Session 1: Topics in Forensic Economics, Chair/Moderator: Art Eubank

Presenter: Bob Minnehan, “Too Many Ways to Project Earnings Losses and Future Medical Costs?”

Presenter: David Schap, "Employment Misclassification: Implications from Somers v. Converged Access, Inc.”

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Session 2: Topics in Forensic Economics Panel Discussion: Chair/Moderator: Frank Tinari/Art Eubank

Jack Ward, “The Use of Race and Gender Characteristics in Projecting Earnings of Adults and Children;”

Matt Sims, “Proper versus Improper Occupational Choices When Valuing Lost Advice and Counsel and Household Services: There’s Skill Involved;"

Steve Shapiro, “Projections with ‘Reasonable Probability’ or ‘Reasonable Certainty’ using Datasets without Full Knowledge of Methods Used to Compile Datasets.”

□    Saturday Morning, Jan. 26, 2019: Forensic Sessions Day #2 (Summit Meeting Room)

7:45 a.m. – Continental Breakfast and Coffee in Meeting Room

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Session 3: Puerto Rico: Post-Maria Reconstruction and Economic Issues Panel Discussion: Chair/Moderator: Art Eubank

Juan Villeta-Trigo and Carl A. Soderberg, "Risks and Opportunities for Puerto Rico's Reconstruction after Hurricane María: Growth Prospects and Two Scarce Resources: Labor and Water."

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. Session 4: Topics in Forensic Economics, Chair/Moderator: Jack Ward

Presenter: Bob Minnehan, "The Effect of Smoking on Working and Survival,"

Presenter: Ed Foster, “Use of Healthy Life Expectancy to Estimate Future Provision of Personal and Household Services.”

11:55 a.m. – Discussion of Next Year’s Location and Closing Remarks: Art Eubank

Art Eubank (art@eubankeconomics.com) Charles Baum (baumeconomics@gmail.com)

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