2014 Conference Speakers

Alan B Krueger 2014 Conference Speakers Professor Alan B. Krueger
Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University
Friday, October 10


Teaching Behavioral Economics to Understand the Financial Crisis and Avoid Another One

Behavioral economics enriches economics by broadening the theory of decision making to include concepts from psychology. This presentation will discuss the financial crisis of 2008–09 through the lens of behavioral economics. It will also explain how teaching behavioral economics in high school economics and personal finance courses can improve decision making for students and society as a whole.


Alan Krueger has published widely on the economics of education, terrorism, unemployment, labor demand, income distribution, social insurance, labor market regulation and environmental economics. Since 1987 he has held a joint appointment in the Economics Department and Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. He is the founding Director of the Princeton University Survey Research Center. Read more

Richard W. Fisher 2014 Conference Speakers Richard W. Fisher
President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Teachers’ Luncheon Speaker, Friday, October 10


Texas: The Jagannatha of the American Economy

President Richard W. Fisher, President & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, will speak about the importance of education and his perspective on what is driving the robust growth of the regional economy in his remarks, “Texas: The Jagannatha of the American Economy.”


Richard W. Fisher assumed the office of president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas on April 4, 2005. In this role, Fisher serves as a member of the Federal Open Market Committee, the Federal Reserve’s principal monetary policymaking group. Read more

Kelli Grant conference speaker 2014 Conference Speakers Kelli Grant
Personal Finance and Consumer Spending Reporter



Kelli B. Grant is a writer covering personal finance and consumer spending for CNBC.com.

Prior to joining CNBC.com, Grant was the senior consumer reporter for MarketWatch.com and SmartMoney.com. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, SmartMoney, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Good Housekeeping, Real Simple and Family Circle, among other publications. Read more

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