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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

11/15 - Living Below the Line

What is living in poverty like?

Special Presentation

Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

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


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How can improving early childhood programs improve the state’s educational outcomes, workforce, and economics?

09/15 - Agenda Louisiana

What issues will candidates face and where do they stand?

08/15 - Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference

What difference has a decade made?

07/15 - Symbol or Statement? History in Public Spaces

Is the display of Civil War statues in public justified or do they belong only in museums?

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