AETN Public TV Forum

(April 2008) Economists from the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, the Univ. of Arkansas and the Policy Foundation participated in a recent forum on the Arkansas economy that aired statewide on public television (AETN). The monthly show, ‘Unconventional Wisdom,’ is hosted by Stephens News Bureau columnist David Sanders, and can be viewed at:,_2008

Michael Pakko discussed a new St. Louis Fed report- on current economic conditions in the 8th District including Arkansas. Kathy Deck explained a new Fayetteville Shale study from UA’s Center for Business and Economic Research. The Foundation’s Greg Kaza reviewed the different ways state government and Arkansas entrepreneurs respond to economic recession, and why tax cuts are a legitimate policy response.

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Journal Publications

'Regulation of financial derivatives in the U.S. code'
Derivatives Use, Trading and Regulation
(London, U.K.) Palgrave Macmillian Ltd.
February 2006
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'Deflation & Economic Growth'
(Piscataway, N.J.) Transaction Periodicals Consortium, Rutgers University
Summer 2006

Policy Foundation research on this topic cited by Arkansas Attorney General Mike Beebe (Opinion No. 2005-291)

'A review of state statutes regulating financial derivatives in the USA'
Pensions, an International Journal
(London, U.K.) Palgrave Macmillian Ltd.
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