Actor, Economist, Writer, Journalist & Teacher
Ben Stein has had what may be the most diverse career of anyone now on the national scene. He is in every sense a Renaissance Man. He has been an award winning actor, economist, writer, journalist, and teacher, and is equally well known in America’s boardrooms and in America’s dormitories and fraternity houses. He is certainly the only man to be a famous humorous teacher about economics and law.
Personal Finance Columnist For The Wall Street Journal
Jason Zweig became a personal finance columnist for The Wall Street Journal in 2008. He was a senior writer for Money magazine and a guest columnist for Time magazine and cnn.com. He is the author of Your Money and Your Brain (Simon & Schuster, 2007), one of the first books to explore the neuroscience of investing. Zweig is also the editor of the revised edition of Benjamin Graham’s The Intelligent Investor (HarperCollins, 2003), the classic text that Warren Buffett has described as “by far the best book about investing ever written.”
Former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Robert McTeer is a Distinguished Fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), covering macro-economic issues, including monetary policy, fiscal policy, tax and education policy. NCPA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan market-oriented public policy institute headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices in Washington, D.C.
Prior to joining the NCPA in January 2007, Robert McTeer was Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System from November 4, 2004 through November 22, 2006. Before becoming Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, Robert McTeer had a 36-year career with the Federal Reserve System, including 14 years as President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and member of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC).
Former Chief Investment Officer for the State of Louisiana
A Funny Economist?
Peter Ricchiuti (Ri-Shooty) is the business school professor you wish you had back in college. He teaches courses on the financial markets at Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business and has twice been named the school’s top professor.
Peter Ricchiuti started his career with the investment firm of Kidder Peabody and later managed over three billion dollars as the assistant treasurer for the state of Louisiana. In 1993 he founded Tulane’s highly acclaimed BURKENROAD REPORTS stock research program.
Cuts Through The Fluff
Jeff Thredgold is an economist who has been entertaining and informing audiences for over two decades. He has a unique ability to “cut though the fluff” and discuss serious issues and developments in a very understandable way. Jeff has spoken to more than 1,000 groups throughout North America, traveling more than one million miles in the process.
As an economist Jeff Thredgold leads his audience on a slightly irreverent, up-to-the-minute “tour” of the economy, financial markets, education, government, and a sneak preview of the future. He also customizes his remarks for the industry or group that he is addressing. He can present whatever length program is desired, from 30 minutes to four hours, and will always finish according to your schedule, not his.