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Panelist Bio


James A. Richardson, Ph.D.
Director of the Public Administration Institute,
Louisiana State University

Dr. James Richardson, is the John Rhea Alumni Professor of Economics and director of the Public Administration Institute in the E.J. Ourso College of Business Administration at LSU. Richardson also serves on the boards of directors at the Public Affairs Research Council and the Council for a Better Louisiana. He has worked as a forecaster for the Louisiana Revenue Estimating Conference since 1987 and has supervised studies on various aspects of the state’s budget.

Current Topic


04/15 - Back on Track: Louisiana Graduates

What help is available for Louisiana students who have dropped out of school?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

Coming Soon!


05/15 - Innovation Matters

What effect does diminishing Higher Ed funding have on Louisiana research programs?

Recent Topics


03/15 - Cancer in Louisiana

Why is Louisiana’s cancer death rate so much higher than the rest of America?


02/15 - Dollars per Barrel: Oil Prices & Louisiana

Who are the winners and losers in Louisiana from the drop in prices?


01/15 - Louisiana After Ferguson

Who is policing the police in Louisiana?


12/14 - Decoding Common Core (Encore Presentation)

What do Louisiana educators, parents and students think about Common Core?

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