Dr. Matthew N. Murray will be the Technical Society speaker on February 12, 2018. He will discuss the growing national debt. This will be an informal discussion/lecture on a very relevant topic with an opportunity for interaction with the audience. (If you are there you can present your questions to a renown economist.)
Dr. Murray is Professor of Economics at the University of Tennessee. He is Associate Director of the Boyd Center for Business & Economic Research and Director of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.
Dr. Murray’s work in the Boyd Center includes maintenance of the state econometric forecasting model that supports the annual Economic Report to the Governor and the quarterly Tennessee Business and Economic Outlook. He has worked closely with state and local governments on a wide range of public policy issues including economic development incentives, economic/fiscal impact analysis, tax policy analysis, education finance reform, and transportation infrastructure finance.
His formal education is Ph.D., Economics, Syracuse University, M.A., Syracuse University and B.A., University of Northern Iowa.
His vita is REALLY impressive: http://cber.haslam.utk.edu/staff/mnmvita.htm
Future Technical Society meetings:
March 12: Melissa Voss Lapsa and Bryce Hudey, ORNL: Sustainable Campus Initiative
April 9: Prof. Wes Hines, Head, Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, UT: On nuclear research.