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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


04/14 - State Contracts 101

Will proposed legislation help rein in costs or create arbitrary caps that hinder agencies in delivering services?

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05/14 - Job Market 2014

What does Louisiana’s employment market look like for these job hunters in 2014?

Recent Topics


03/14 - Louisiana and The Minimum Wage

Should Louisiana develop its own minimum wage?


02/14 - Energy’s Environmental Footprint

What cost to the state are energy’s economic dividends?


01/14 - Decoding Common Core

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


12/13 - STEM Status: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math in Louisiana (Encore Presentation)

How can Louisiana better equip its citizens for future STEM positions?

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