• April 18, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


The talk will give an overview of health spending and the federal budget. In particular, it will discuss the Affordable Care Act – what is has done, what the current policy issues are – and the longer-term fiscal challenges arising from health spending growth.

  • March 21, 2018
    8:00 am - 11:00 am


Dr. Swift will examine the confluence of new technologies on US oil and gas extraction, the revolution now occurring, and its effect on the US manufacturing and the US economy.

  • February 14, 2018
    7:00 am - 10:00 am


  • Ken Simonson
    Chief Economist for the Association of General Contractors

Since 2001, Ken Simonson has been the Chief Economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, the leading national association for construction contractors, suppliers and service providers. His weekly one-page email, The Data DIGest, provides 40,000 readers with insight into the economy and what it implies for construction and related industries. Ken has more than 40 years of experience analyzing, advocating and communicating about economic and tax issues for a variety of business groups, federal agencies and an economic consultant firm.