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Tonight's lecture by NEA economist Richard Sims cancelled

posted Jan 6, 2010, 12:07 PM by   [ updated Jan 28, 2010, 5:33 AM ]

Due to a family emergency, NEA economist Dr. Richard Sims has notified UNE of his need to cancel tonight's seminar:  'The Future of American Education: An Economic Perspective.' It will be rescheduled for a later date.

Sims is chief economist of the National Education Association. He previously served as policy director for the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy in Washington, director of Applied Economic Research at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia, chief economist and director of taxation & economic policy for the Arkansas Legislature, and director of the Office of Economic Analysis for the Kentucky Legislature. 

In addition, he served two years as the senior advisor to the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova. Sims has published extensively on taxation, economic growth and regional development, and applied public finance and served on the boards of several professional organizations. 

Sims's teaching experience includes graduate courses in economics, public finance, public policy analysis, and organizational leadership at the University of Kentucky, Kentucky State University, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the University of Georgia, and the University of Moldova.