Elliot Eisenberg

Elliot EisenbergElliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is a nationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making the arcana and minutia of economics fun, relevant and educational. His research and opinions have been featured in Bloomberg, Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, and many other publications. He is regularly featured guest on several talk radio shows, is often seen on television and authors a daily 70 word commentary on the economy that is available at www.econ70.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is a nationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making the arcana and minutia of economics fun, relevant and educational. He holds a B.A. in economics with first class honors from McGill University, as well as a Masters and Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University. Dr. Eisenberg, formerly a Senior Economist with the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C., is a frequent speaker on topics including: economic forecasts, economic impact of homebuilding, consequences of government regulation, cost-benefit analysis, prudential use of financial derivatives, strategic business development and other current economic issues. He is the creator of the multifamily stock index (the first nationally recognized index to track the total return of public firms principally involved in the ownership and management of apartments), the author of more than sixty-five articles and serves on the Editorial Board of the Encyclopedia of Housing. He has spoken to hundreds of business groups and associations, frequently as keynote speaker, and is a frequent guest lecturer on college campuses. Dr. Eisenberg has been invited to testify before lawmakers and is often asked to comment on proposed legislation. His research and opinions have been featured in Bloomberg, Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, and many other publications. He is regularly featured guest on several talk radio shows, is often seen on television and authors a daily 70 word commentary on the economy that is available at www.econ70.com.

His interests include keeping the rate of restoration of his 60 year old house ahead of the rate of deterioration and doting on his daughter. He loves ice hockey and talking economics with crowds large and small!

The Economic Forecast.  Attend this entertaining and informative presentation on the economy that begins with a fun and fast moving “top ten list”. Learn from Dr. Eisenberg how GDP growth will perform. what interest rates will do, whether household savings rates are likely to rise or fall, and how a whole host of other economic variables (including personal income, new automobile sales, new home building activity, existing home sales, foreclosures, defaults and home inventories) are bound to impact the economy this year (no sugar coating), and why!  Learn how to keep the (economic) forest in your view and not lose sight for the (data) trees by attending this session!
The Unintended Consequences of Government Regulation.  This talk is absolutely hilarious and teaches audience members why, from an economic perspective, government intervention in any type of market is generally bad.  Moreover, it does not matter what sort of government intervention it may be.  That is, it may be a requirement to have sprinklers in new homes, Basel III capital requirements for banks, higher corporate taxes, a rise in the minimum wage, mandatory health-care requirements, or something completely different.  Whatever it is, this talk shows, using simple economics, how all regulations raise the price of whatever it is being regulated, decrease its supply, raise the price of alternatives, and moreover cause all kinds of negative unintended consequences which often hurt the very people the law is trying to help.  In one speech an audience member starts growing weed, in another they become criminals, yet each time it makes prefect sense given the economics of the situation.  Towards the end of the talk I give the audience a common problem like car theft and work with them to figure how to stop it without any nasty unintended consequences.  By the end, the audience understands what it takes to make good regulations and why they should generally be avoided.
Economic Impact of Home Building.  This talk shows, how much income, how many jobs and how much tax revenue is produced by new home building in your community.  As is always the case, home building generates substantial (state and) local economic activity, including a great deal of new income for local residents, lots of jobs and substantial additional tax and fee revenue for (state and) local governments.  The report captures the effect of the construction activity itself, the ripple impact that occurs when income earned from construction activity is spent and is recycled through the (state and) local economy, and the ongoing impact that results from the new homes becoming occupied by residents who pay taxes and buy locally produced goods and services.  The report then focuses on comparing the benefits of new construction to the costs of new construction on the community in the form of new roads, new schools, new sewer systems, and new parks as well as annual teacher salaries, policemen salaries, firemen salaries and all the other annual costs that local governments must incur to provide public services.  This study can be invaluable.  It will teach builders, politicians, the media and others just how important home building is to your community.

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