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6.00 PM
Sep. 10th - Skip Sauer - Is Any Football Coach Worth $92 Million? Where Does it End?

A top scholar in Sports Economics, Skip Sauer received his PhD in economics from the University of Washington. While at Clemson, he has served as chair of the Department of Economics. He has taught at the University of New Mexico and University of Louisville. Sauer is widely published in Sports Economics and regulatory and applied price theory.

6.00 PM
Oct. 8th - Don Boudreaux - Why Free Trade? How Can We Make America Great?

Don Boudreaux received his PhD in economics from Auburn University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He taught at Clemson University, served as president of the Foundation for Economic Education, and as chair of George Mason’s Department of Economics.

6.00 PM
Nov. 13th - Frank Rainwater - What are the Challenges Facing South Carolina Citizens?

Frank Rainwater was appointed Executive Director of the SC Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office beginning with the agency’s inception on July 1, 2014.  His career covers a diverse field of economic and legal experience.  Prior to his appointment, Frank served as Chief Economist and Assistant General Counsel to the South Carolina Budget & Control Board.  Frank also served as Deputy State Treasurer and General Counsel for the state and its agencies.  Frank began his career by working as a research analyst for the South Carolina General Assembly.
Frank is a native of Columbia, South Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Clemson University, Master of Arts in Economics from the University of South Carolina, and Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

6.00 PM
Feb. 11th - Mark Vitner - 2020 National and Regional Economic Outlook

Mark Vitner is a Managing Director and Senior Economist at Wells Fargo Securities, LLC where he is responsible for tracking U.S. and regional economic trends. Originally from Atlanta, Mark earned a B.B.A in Economics from the University of North Florida. Always a crowd favorite, Mark will present our Annual Economic Outlook for 2020

6.00 PM
Mar. 10th - Patrick Warren - Touched by the Trolls- Who's Duped by Russian Propagandists?

Patrick Warren is Associate Professor of Economics at Clemson University. He earned his Ph.D in Economics from MIT and undergraduate degree from South Carolina Honors College. He currently serves as associate editor of the Public Finance Review and has enjoyed previous appointments as visiting scholar at the Rand Corporation and visiting associate professor at Northwestern University. Professor Warren’s research investigates the operation of organizations in the economy including non profits, for profits, bureaucracies, political parties and armies.

06.00 PM
Apr. 14th - Sean Mulholland - On the Potential Causes and Consequences of Inequality

Sean E. Mulholland is Professor of Economics at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. He earned his BS and MA degrees in Economics from Clemson University as well as his Ph.D in Applied Economics. His research has appeared in many journals, including the Journal of Economic Growth, Public Choice, Economics Letters, and Economics of Education Review. Born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina, Professor Mulholland lives in Franklin, North Carolina with his wife, Western Carolina University economist Angela K. Dills, and their three children.

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