National expert on business incentives to headline Policy Watch luncheon

Professor Kenneth Thomas of the University of Missouri at St. Louis, an expert on public subsidies for private business will be in Raleigh on August 31 to headline a special NC Policy Watch Crucial Conversation luncheon.

Thomas’ most recent book is entitled “Investment Incentives and the Global Competition for Capital.” Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from one of the most knowledgeable folks around about this vexing and controversial subect.

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3 Comments

  1. Alex

    August 16, 2011 at 8:49 am

    The problem with guys like this, and I had plenty of them in different business schools, is the fact they’ve never done anything in business. Everything they write and talk about is usually second-hand knowledge gleaned from other publications and what they hear from industry folks which may or may not be reliable. Although labeled as an “expert”, Professor Thomas couldn’t start a daycare by himself. Most of these guys fail miserably when they try to make predictions because they have no feel of business whatsoever.Once we insert these academic types in government, we end up with the mess that we have now.

  2. Rob Schofield

    August 16, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Fortunately, one thing I think we can safely count on Professor Thomas to do is offer insightful analysis based on actual research rather than uninformed musings and absurdly overbroad generalizations that purport to indict entire groups of smart and serious professionals.

  3. Alex

    August 16, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Is this the same group that said we were in an economic recovery ? As Ben Bernanke said ” We should probably review the models again “