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Christopher Slijk
Assistant Economist
​Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

​Jeff Mercer, Ph.D.
Centennial Bank Chair in Finance
Rawls College of Business
​Texas Tech University

Steve Massengale
Lubbock City Council
District 4

Michael Giberson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Practice
Rawls College of Business

Texas Tech University

​Karr Ingham
InghamEcon, LLC


​L. Tim Perrin
President
Lubbock Christian University

Dan Taylor, Chairman and
Lacee Hoelting, Executive Director
Bayer Museum of Agriculture

Mallory Mitchell
Game Warden
Region 6 District 2
Texas Parks and Wildlife

Michael Robertson, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Covenant Health Partners


Texas Economic Outlook



​Decade After the Financial Crisis:  Looking Back, Looking Ahead



Update on Citizens Tower and other Matters Facing Lubbock City Council


​Electric Power in Lubbock: A 

Distinctive History and a Promising Future


The State of the Lubbock Economy: The Lubbock Economic Index


​College, ROI, and the Student Debt “Crisis”: Reflections on the Value of a College Education​

​Special LEC Luncheon and Tour at
Bayer Museum of Agriculture


The Economics of Poaching




​The Role of Accountable Care Organizations in Health Care
​Reform--The Covenant Health Partners Experience

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Rep. Dustin Burrows
Texas House District 83

John T. Montford
Chancellor Emeritus
Texas Tech University


​Adrien Bennings, Ph.D.
Regional Director
Small Business Development Center
Texas Tech University

Ambassador Tibor Nagy
Vice Provost for International Affairs
Texas Tech University

The Honorable Dan Pope
Mayor, City of Lubbock

Darryl Holland
Owner, Cactus Theater and
Holiday LiteSource, Inc.

Eric McDonald
McDonald Capital Management

Aaron Robinson
Manager
Flight Standards District Office
​Federal Aviation Administration

Scott Hein, Ph.D.
E. W. Williams Centennial Bank Chair
Rawls College of Business
Texas Tech University

Rep. John Frullo
​Texas House District 84


​Kenny Maines
Singer/Songwriter
Former Lubbock County Commissioner

​Beth Bridges
Senior Property Manager
South Plains Mall, and 2016 Chair
Lubbock Chamber of Commerce


Darrell J. Guthrie, J.D.
Special Counsel, Mullin, Hoard & Brown, and
Brigadier General, U.S. Army Reserves
Commanding General, 104th Division

​Tim Dodd, Ph.D.
Director,
Texas Wine Marketing Research
Institute
​Texas Tech University


Tim Collins
Chair, Lubbock Entertainment/Performing Arts Association

​Gerard Bradley, J.D.
Professor of Law
University of Notre Dame


Robert P. Murphy, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Free Market Institute
Texas Tech University
   

Andrew Yuengert, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
Pepperdine University

Stephen Balch, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for the Study
of Western Civilization
Texas Tech University

David McCalla
Director of Electric Utilities
Lubbock Power & Light
 

Kevin Brinkley
President and CEO
Plains Cotton Cooperative Association

Randy Hickle, M.D.
Chairman
Grace Health Systems

John Harvey, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
Texas Christian University

Klaus Becker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics and Chair
Department of Economics
Texas Tech University

Sen. Charles Perry, CPA
Texas Senate District 28

Carolyn Simpson 
Success by 6 Director and
Community Impact Associate
Lubbock Area United Way

Don Caldwell
CEO, Caldwell Entertainment

Special Event:  March 30, 2015
James R. Wilburn, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Public Policy
Pepperdine University
Cardwell Welcome Center
Lubbock Christian University

Peter Boettke, Ph.D.
University Professor of Economics and Philosophy
George Mason University

L. A. Love, Ed. D.
Director of Development
Lubbock Habitat for Humanity

Richard Parks
President and CEO
Covenant Health System
 

Sen. Charles Perry, CPA
Texas Senate District 28


Darby Dickerson, J.D.
W. Frank Newton Professor of Law and Dean
Texas Tech University School of Law

Larry Combest
Combest, Sell & Associates

Marc McDougal
Delbert McDougal
The McDougal Companies

Special Event:  September 2, 2014
Baker Conference Center
Lubbock Christian University

Alan Barenberg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Texas Tech University

Lance Nail, Ph.D.
Professor of Finance and Dean,
Rawls College of Business
Texas Tech University

Larry Blank, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics and
Associate Director, Center for Public Utilities
New Mexico State University

Mark Persall
Business Consultant
Executive Coach, Spirit Ranch

Calvin O. Davis
District Director
U.S. Small Business Administration

​Hon. Glen Robertson
Mayor, City of Lubbock
 

John Duca, Ph.D.|
Vice President and Associate Director of Research
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Karr Ingham
Ingham Economic Reporting

David Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor of Finance
Harris College of Business
Faulkner University

Dennis Patterson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Political Science
Texas Tech University

Robert Ricketts, Ph.D.
Frank M. Burke Chair in Taxation
Rawls College of Business
Texas Tech University

Benjamin Powell, Ph.D.
Director, Free Market Institute 
Texas Tech University

Gary Zheng, Ph.D.
President and CEO 
Lubbock Power & Light

Alan Barenberg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Texas Tech University

James Loomis
Executive Director
Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport

Rep. Charles Perry, CPA
Texas House District 83
 

Brian Starr, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President
Lubbock Christian University

Landon Holly
Vice President-Bank Operations
City Bank Texas
Certified Fraud Examiner

Jeff Mercer, Ph.D.
Professor of Finance
Texas Tech University

Guy Nissenson
Chairman, President, and CEO
NTS Communications

Robert McComb, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
Texas Tech University 

Paul Goebel, Ph.D.
Professor of Finance
Texas Tech University
 
Hon. Tom Martin
Mayor, City of Lubbock

Russell Dabbs, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
Lubbock Christian University

Darren Hudson, Ph.D.
Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics
Texas Tech University

Richard "Chip"€ Peterson, Ph.D.
Professor of Finance Emeritus
€‹Texas Tech University
 
Eddie McBride
President and CEO
Lubbock Chamber of Commerce

Mary Saathoff, Ph.D. 
President and CEO
Lubbock Symphony Orchestra

Rep. John Frullo, CPA
Texas House District 84

John Osborne, CEO
Lubbock Economic Development Alliance

David Weaver, CEO, and Rick Cohen, Chair
South Plains Food Bank

Bill Ballard, J.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Business
Wayland Baptist University

Eric McDonald
Trustee, Texas Teacher Retirement System

Todd Klein
Lubbock City Councilman

Irasema Velasquez
Chair, Lubbock Chamber of Commerce

Charles Perry, CPA
Rep.-Elect, Texas House District 83
 
Kregg Fehr, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
Lubbock Christian University


€‹Gregg Murray, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science 
Texas Tech University

Vanda Pauwels, Ph.D., CPA
Associate Professor of Accounting and Financial Planning
Lubbock Christian University

Karr Ingham
Ingham Economic Reporting

roundtable discussion

Walt Nett
Business Reporter
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

John Hill, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
Hardin-Simmons University
former Abilene City Councilman

David Weaver
CEO, South Plains Food Bank

Mike Stegemoller, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Finance
Texas Tech University

David Vroonland, Ed.D.
Superintendent, Frenship ISD
 

Review of the 2017 Legislative Session​


Keynote Address
LEC 50th Anniversary 
November 10, 2017


​Perspective Leadership




The State of the World



Why I am Bullish on Lubbock


The "Accidental" Entrepreneur: Finding the Fun in Living the Dream



Dow 36,000--In Our Lifetime?


The Aviation Economy: Customers, Operators, and Regulators



Two Alternative Views of Post-Crisis

Monetary Policy



Preview of Upcoming Legislative Session



Reflections on the Lubbock Music Scene




Leading a Business and Leading the Chamber




Leadership in a Complex World: Lessons from the Army and Their Application to . . .






The Texas Wine Industry and its Economic Impact





Update on the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences



Business and the Common Good



What Went Wrong with U.S. Health Care?




Economic Inequality
 
 

Why Study the West?
 
 
 

The 2019 Solution
 
 



Looking at the Future




Disruptive Innovation
 
 

Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Deficits and Debt
 
 
John Nash: "Beautiful Mind," Genius, Teenager with a Bat, a Ball, a Knife, and a Toy
 
 


Review of 2015 Legislative Session
 

The State of Children in Texas and the South Plains
 
 
 
The Development of Arts & Entertainment in Lubbock
 
Post-Soviet Russia: What Went Wrong?
 
 
 
 
 

The House That Uncle Sam Built: The Untold Story of the Great Recession of 2008
 
 

Lubbock Habitat for Humanity: Past, Present, and Future
 
 
Challenges to the U.S. Health Care System
 
 
 

The New Political Landscape in Austin



The Changing Landscape of Law-School and Law-Firm Economics

 

To Farm or Not to Farm--
That is the Question

Downtown Redevelopment
 
 

Candidate Forum
Texas Senate District 28 Special Election
 

Who's Afraid of Vladimir Putin? Russia, Ukraine, and the Future of the Former Soviet Empire
 
 
The Future of Higher Education 
 
 
 

Electric Utility Industry Structure, Regulation, and Economics
 
 
 


A Guide to Doing Business in China
 
 

What the Affordable Care Act Means for Small Businesses in the U.S. and in Lubbock
 
 
Businessman-Mayor:
Reflections on City Government and Outlook for 2014 and Beyond
 
The Uneven Economic Recovery from the Great Recession



The Lubbock Economic Index
 

When Good Intentions Aren't Enough:  TOMS Shoes and the Limits of Corporate Philanthropy
 
 
 
Changing Perspectives on a Changing Japanese Economy:  From Japan, Inc. to the Lost Decade to the Future
 

Tax Reform: Prospects and Options
 
 
 

The Rise and Decline of Economic Freedom and the Establishment of the Free Market Institute
 
 
Meeting Lubbock's Future Power Needs
 
 

Reform, Collapse, Rebirth?  The Russian Economy from Gorbachev to Putin
 
 
The Role the Airport Plays in the Regional Economy
 
 

Preview of Upcoming Legislative Session
 
 

Can Capitalism Regain the Public Trust?


 
What Makes a Criminal...a  Criminal?
 
 
 

The Equity Risk Premium: Past Puzzle, Future Reality
 
 
NTS: Past, Present, and Fiberoptic Future
 
 

A Profile of Lubbock Employment in the 2000's
 
 

Housing'€™s Contribution to the Financial Crisis
 
 

The State of the Lubbock Economy
 

Squeezing the Health Care Balloon: Cost, Access, Quality and the Affordable Care Act
 
 
The Predicament: How We Got Into This Economic Mess
 
 

In Free Markets, Profits are Good and Bankruptcy Can Be Beneficial
  

Lucky Me, I Live in Lubbock



The Regional Orchestra in America:  Alive and Well on the South Plains
 

Review of This Year’s Legislative Session
 

Update on Economic Development
 


Tour of SPFB Facilities
 


Debunking the Myths of Associated with Spreading the Wealth
 
 
Public Pensions: Balancing Past Promises with Future Needs


Addressing Homelessness in Lubbock
 

What'€™s Ahead for the Chamber in 2011
 


Preview of Upcoming Legislative Session
 
 
Turning Toward the Wind: Turbine Proliferation in the United States



After the 2010 Elections
 



Perspectives on Financial Peace
 



The State of the Lubbock Economy
 
 


Business Reporting for Lubbock, Texas
 


The Economist in Public Office
 



Feeding the Hungry During Recession
 

Wealth Destruction on a Massive Scale
 
 

€‹Financial Challenges in Public Education