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Public Presentations

In addition to his numerous presentations at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's training courses for its financial economics computer models that Mr. Shefftz developed, he has delivered the following public presentations.  (His publications are available at the Download Articles page.)


The "Loss of Chance" Rule in the Various States, paper discussant at Allied Social Sciences Annual Conference (Philadelphia PA), 1/14/14.

Foreign Net Discount Rates: The Case of Undocumented Mexican Workers, paper discussant at Western Economic Association International Annual Conference (Seattle WA), 6/30/13.

Evolving Transition Probabilities and Worklives, paper discussant at Allied Social Sciences Association Conference (San Diego CA), 1/5/13.

Commercial Damages Calculations, panelist at Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference (Boston MA), 3/10/12.

Medical Net Discount Rates:  1980 - 2011, paper discussant at Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference (Boston MA), 3/10/12.

The Value of Future Earnings in Perfect Foresight Equilibrium, paper discussant at Allied Social Sciences Association Conference (Denver CO), 1/8/11.

The Role of the Economic Expert in Litigation Directed at Piercing the Corporate Veil, presentation at Fall Forensic Economics Workshop (Durango CO), 10/8/10.

Alternative Perspectives for Breach-Nonbreach Scenario Specification in Commercial Litigation, paper presentation at Western Economic Association International Annual Conference (Portland OR), 7/1/10.

Sampling Issues in Commercial Damages Cases
, discussant at Western Economic Association International Annual Conference (Vancouver BC), 7/1/09. 

Net Discount Rates: Does Duration Matter?, discussant at Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference (Boston MA), 3/7/08.

Enforcement Economics: Deterrence, Economic Benefit, & Ability to Pay, presentation at California Environmental Protection Agency State Water Resources Control Board “Enforcenomics” Workshop (Berkeley CA), 1/11/08.

Alternative Focuses for “But-For” Scenario Specification in Commercial Litigation, presentation at Western Economic Association International Annual Conference (Seattle WA), 6/30/07.

Expert Witness Role Play, presentation at U.S. EPA 9th Financial Analyst Workshop (Atlanta GA), 5/3/07.

Working with Experts in Environmental Cases: An Expert Economist’s Perspective on Expert Testimony, presentation at Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (Eugene OR), 3/2/07.

Alternative Measures and Focuses for Economic Damages Calculations, presentation at Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference (New York NY), 2/23/07.

Lost Profit as a Measure of Lost Earning Capacity, panelist at Western Economic Association International Annual Conference (San Francisco CA), 7/7/05.

Economic Benefit and Wrongful Profits in the Calculation of Penalties for Environmental Violations, presentation to Boston Bar Association Environmental Litigation Committee, 9/23/04.

Business Valuation / Commercial Damages, panelist at Western Economic Association International Annual Conference (Vancouver BC), 7/1/04.

Present Value Sensitivity to Ex Ante vs. Ex Post Perspective, presentation at Western Economic Association International Annual Conference (Denver CO), 7/12/03.

Taxation Considerations in Economic Damages Calculations, presentation at Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference (New York NY), 2/22/03.

Economic Benefit from Illegal Competitive Advantage and Complex Economic Benefit Scenarios, presentation at U.S. EPA 5th Financial Analyst Workshop (Boston MA), 7/26/00.

Economic Benefit in Wetlands Cases: Financial Analysis Issues, presentation at U.S. EPA Wetlands Enforcement Conference (Alexandria VA), 3/22/00.

Economic Benefit, presentation at U.S. EPA 4th Analyst Workshop (Denver CO), 3/10/99.