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TEDxCincy - Dr. Ben Passty - Trimming the Fat: Passionately Seeking Passionate Feedback

About Dr. Ben PasstyDr. Benjamin Passty, a research assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Cincinnati, also serves as director of the Applied Economics Research Institute (AERI). The mission of the institute is to synergize revenue-producing consulting opportunities with the education of graduate students as well as economics faculty research.During his time at AERI, Dr. Passty has supervised and executed numerous studies. Many of these are economic impact studies or economic forecasting. The institute has also executed studies for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce--Cincinnati, Mill Creek Restoration Project, Ohio Coin Machine Association, as well as several local governments within the Cincinnati MSA. AERI publishes the monthly Cincinnati Report on Business, producing a monthly economic index from a survey of purchasing managers who are members of NAPM-Cincinnati.Dr. Passty's private research program has focused on human capital and the impact it has on life outcomes, such as: the impact that a criminal record has on later employment prospects; the impact that income has on health outcomes; and the impact of women's education on the marriage prospects of both men and women. His chief methodological concern is properly identifying policy impacts.Dr. Passty is an active member and frequent presenter for the Association of University Bureaus of Economic Research and the Midwest Economic Association.About TEDxCincyIt is movement that cannot be stopped. Rhythm that does not slow. It is your own will operating at its greatest force. On October 7, 2010 TEDxCincy uncovered PASSION, the energy behind life's most fearless pursuits.About TEDxIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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