Western Meeting - Portland June 29 to July 3, 2016

  • 29 Jun 2016
  • 03 Jul 2016
  • Portland, Oregon


91ST Annual Conference June 29 July 3, 2016, Portland, Oregon

Sessions Organizer: William G. Brandt Vice President, Western Region


Register at: http://www.weai.org/Registration/Fees

Western Meeting

Schedule of Sessions

Western Economic Association International 91st Annual Conference

Portland, Oregon – June 29 - July 3, 2016, Note: NAFE Sessions will be July 1-2, 2016

Conference Information: http://www.weai.org/AC2016b

Hotel: Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, Oregon

Housing Link: http://www.weai.org/2016HotelInfo

Organized by William G. Brandt, Vice President – Western Region


There will be six NAFE sessions held July 1st and 2nd in conjunction with the Western Economic Association International’s annual conference at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon. NAFE sessions will be Friday and Saturday with a Social Event tentatively planned for the evening of Friday, July 1st. As you can see from the schedule that follows, there is still a need for discussants and session chairs. Please contact me if you are willing to fill one of these roles.

Friday, July 1

Session I: 8:15 AM-10:00 AM

Chair: William G. Brandt

Pension Generosity in Oregon and its Impact on the K – 12 Workforce

Presenter: Kevin E. Cahill, Discussant: Antonio Avalos

Social Security Losses in Personal Injury

Presenters: Michele Angerstein-Gaines and Stephen M. Horner, Discussant: Peter Formuzis

Issues Involving Damages in the Wrongful Death of a Child

Presenter: Thomas Roney, Discussant: Larry Spizman

Session II: 10:15 AM-12:00 PM

Chair: Marc A. Weinstein

Ricci v. DeStafano: Another View Through Jittery Eyes

Presenters: A. E. Rodriguez and Steve Shapiro, Discussant: TBD

Compensation for Loss of Unreplaced Past Health Coverage in Moore v. Health Care Authority

Presenters: David F. Stobaugh, Esq. and David Wilson, Discussant: TBD

Neutralizing the Adverse Effect of State and Federal Income Taxes on Lump Sum Awards in

Employment Cases

Presenters: Mike L. Nieswiadomy and Tom Loudat, Discussant: Jonathan S. Shefftz

Session III: 2:30 PM-4:15 PM

Chair: Mike Brookshire

Economic Windfalls and the Affordable Care Act: A Policy Proposal

Presenter: Victor Matheson, Discussant: TBD

Estimation Risk in Determining the Present Value of Life Care Plans

Presenter: Scott Gilbert and William G. Brandt, Discussant: Christina Tapia

Using Modified Autoregressive Equations to Predict the Future Cost of Medical Care

Presenter: Tom Carroll, Discussant: TBD

Social Event: TBD, tentative start time 6:00 PM

Saturday, July 2

Session IV: 8:15 AM-10:00 AM

Chair: TBD

Uses and Misuses of Single Firm Event Studies in Litigation

Presenter: Steve J. Shapiro, Discussant: Robert R. Trout

I Will Pay More for Voting Stock, Right? (analysis of non-voting discount)

Presenters: Chris Young, James Janos and Jeffrey Sisco, Discussant: TBD

Before and After Analysis: An Application of Structural Break Testing to the Determination

of Economic Damages

Presenters: Logan Kelly and David Sienko, Esq., Discussant: William Rogers

Session V: 10:15 AM-12:00 PM

Chair: Tom R. Ireland

Complying with Rule 26 in Life Care Planning and Economic Testimony in

Crouch v. John Jewell Aircraft

Presenters: Tom R. Ireland, Frank L. Slesnick, Gary R. Skoog, Stephen Horner and

Robert H. Taylor

Session VI: 2:30 PM-4:15 PM

Chair: TBD

The Bond Ladder Fallacy

Presenter: Dave Tucek, Discussant: Tom Roney

Influential Observations: Not Your Average Joe (treatment of outliers in a dataset).

Presenter: Sibylle Scholz, Discussant: Karen Smith

Estimating the Lost Value of Household Services from the American Time Use Survey

Presenter: Tom Carroll, Discussant: Mike L. Nieswiadomy

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