2023 Student Research Conference:
36th Annual Undergraduate and 21st Annual Graduate Research Conference

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Plenary Address

Dr. Thomas L. Hogan
Senior Research Faculty, American Institute for Economic Research

Getting Started on a Career in Research

Speaker Bio: Thomas L. Hogan, is senior research faculty member at the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER). He was formerly the chief economist for the U.S. Senate Banking Committee. He has also worked at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, Troy University, West Texas A&M University, the Cato Institute, the World Bank, Merrill Lynch’s commodity trading group, and for investment firms in the U.S. and Europe. Dr. Hogan’s research has been published in academic journals such as the Journal of Macroeconomics and the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. He has appeared on programs such as BBC World News, Stossel TV, and Bloomberg Radio and his op-ed and letters to the editor have been published in outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, American Banker, and National Review.

Presentation abstract: Dr. Thomas Hogan will talk with students about his personal experience in academic research, public policy, and the private sector. He will discuss some tips and ways to think about whether or not to attend graduate school and how to choose the right one. What should students think about in choosing an undergraduate, Master’s, or Ph.D. research topic? What can researchers do to make their work interesting and useful to others? How can you, as a student or scholar, help change the world?

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this presentation are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Student Research, OSR Steering Committee, or Truman State University.