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Invited Presentations

Should "win limits" become a part of "responsible gambling"? New Horizons in Responsible Gambling Conference. Vancouver, Canada (February 1-3, 2016)

The socioeconomic impacts of legalized casino gambling. E3NE Big Idea Conference on Gambling Expansion. Concord, NH (November 5, 2015)

The Impact of Casinos on the Sales of Traditional Lottery Products in Maryland, with Will Cummings.
   LaFleur's 2014 Lottery Conclave & Interactive Summit. Austin, TX (November 2014)
   2nd Annual Conference on Non-Traditional Lottery Games and Casino Games. Baltimore, MD (November 2014)
   Maryland State Lottery & Gaming Control Agency. Baltimore, MD (August 2014)
   Maryland Department of Budget and Management. Baltimore, MD (August 2014)

Socioeconomic impacts of casinos, Seminar on Gaming Management, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macao, China (November 2013)

How do casinos make money? Invited presentation. Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk, Gambling and the Economics of Risk. Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA (April 11-12, 2013)

The socioeconomic impacts of the casino industry. Invited presentation.
   Shepherd Lecture, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH (March 21, 2013)
   Capital University, Columbus, OH (March 21, 2013)
   Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (March 22, 2013)


Massachusetts Gaming Commission public forum on the potential economic impacts of gaming in Massachusetts. Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA (June 14, 2012)


The economic and social effects of gambling: A perspective from the U.S. Macao Polytechnic Institute,
Global Gaming Management Seminar Series. Macao, SAR, China (October 2009)

Casinos and crime. DeVoe Moore Center, Florida State University. Critical Issues Symposium on "The Economics of Crime." Tallahassee, FL (March 2009)

Analyzing costs and benefits of gambling. 9th Annual NCRG Conference on Gambling Addiction. Las Vegas (November 2008)

The virtues of the U.S. gambling vice. Hampden-Sydney College. Center for the Study of Political Economy. Hampden-Sydney, VA (October 2008)

Hurdles in gambling research: Social & economic costs. Canadian Gaming Summit. Montreal, Canada (May 2008)

The weak link between gambling research and policy: Cost-benefit analysis. National Center for Responsible Gaming. 21st Annual Conference on Prevention, Research, and Treatment of Problem Gambling. Kansas City, MO (June 2007)

Ongoing challenges in cost-benefit analyses of casino gambling. Dutch State Lottery. Colloquium on the European and National Perspectives of the Regulation of Gambling. Tilburg University, The Netherlands (November 2006)

What happens when we ignore science? Risks to public policy and public health. Division on Addictions, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School. 7th NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction. Las Vegas (November 2006)

The real costs: How to effectively measure social and economic impacts. Division on Addictions, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School. 7th NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction. Las Vegas (November 2006)

Quantification of the social costs and benefits of gambling. Alberta Gaming Research Institute. 5th Annual Conference: Social and Economic Costs and Benefits of Gambling. Banff, Canada (April 2006)

Complicating issues on the social costs of gambling and slot machines in Maryland. Maryland League of Women Voters. Annapolis, MD (December 2003)

A simple model to explain and illustrate the definition of "social cost". Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. 1st International Symposium on the Social Costs of Gambling. Whistler, Canada (September 2000)


National Radio Broadcasts


OnPoint with Tom Ashbrook (Boston, NPR, radio show guest): "Betting on Casinos." Aired Tuesday, 17 April 2012. 

The real costs: How to effectively measure social and economic impacts. C-SPAN Radio. Presentation at 7th NGRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction. Las Vegas (November 2006). Aired Sunday, 10 December 2006, 10.00 a.m.



Presentations at Professional Conferences


(How) would the New Hampshire model of free market casino legalization work? 11th European Conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues. Lisbon, Portugal (September 13-16, 2016)

Responsible gambling: Who uses win limits?
   16th International Conference on Gambling and Risk-Taking. Las Vegas, NV (June 6-10, 2016)
   85th Annual Southern Economic Association Conference. New Orleans, LA (November 21-23, 2015)
   80th International Atlantic Economic Conference. Boston, MA (October 8-11, 2015)


Does casino proximity affect lottery sales? Zip code-level evidence from Maryland, with Will Cummings. 10th European Conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues, Helsinki, Finland (September 9-12, 2014)

Win limits and gambling outcomes, International Atlantic Economic Association Conference, Madrid, Spain (April 2-5, 2014)

How do casinos make money?. 15th International Conference on Gambling and Risk-Taking, Las Vegas, NV (May 27-31, 2013)

Market concentration and hotel room prices in Las Vegas. 15th International Conference on Gambling and Risk-Taking, Las Vegas, NV (May 27-31, 2013)

Are taxes on casinos regressive, like the lottery tax? 74th International Atlantic Economic Conference, Montreal, Canada (October 7, 2012)

Economic growth effects of casinos in the U.S.: An update. Southern Economic Association, New Orleans, LA (November 16, 2012)

Missouri Casino Revenue Sensitivity to Competing Casinos. Association of Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, NV (April 2012)

Casino revenue sensitivity to the proximity of demand and competition: A case study of Missouri, with Todd Nesbit. Southern Regional Science Association, Charlotte, NC (March 2012)


Discussant: Economic Education. American Economic Association, Chicago, IL (January 2012)


The casino industry and the corruption of public officials. Association of Private Enterprise Education, Nassau, Bahamas (April 2011)

Problem gambling and ADHD in young adults. 70th International Atlantic Economic Conference. Charleston, SC (October 2010)

The casino industry and the corruption of public officials. 70th International Atlantic Economic Conference. Charleston, SC (October 2010)

The ill-formed and rotten roots of the "social cost of gambling" estimates in the literature. Association of Private Enterprise Education. Las Vegas (April 2010)

The casino industry and corruption of public officials. Western Economic Association Conference. Vancouver, Canada (July 2009)

Casinos and crime: What does the evidence show? 14th International Conference on Gambling and Risk-Taking. Lake Tahoe, NV (May 2009)

R.I.P. social cost of gambling studies. 14th International Conference on Gambling and Risk-Taking. Lake Tahoe, NV (May 2009)

The casino industry and corruption of public officials. 14th International Conference on Gambling and Risk-Taking. Lake Tahoe, NV (May 2009)

What are the social costs of gambling? European Association for the Study of Gambling, 7th European Conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues. Nova Gorica, Slovenia (July 2008)

The regressivity of gambling taxes: The case of casinos. European Association for the Study of Gambling, 7th European Conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues. Nova Gorica, Slovenia (July 2008)

The determinants of commercial casino legalization in the U.S. Southern Economic Association Conference. New Orleans, LA (November 2007)

Evaluating crime attributable to casinos: An analysis of Grinols and Mustard's "Casinos, crime, and community costs." Southern Economic Association Conference. New Orleans, LA (November 2007)

Katrina and the Gulf states casino industry. Southern Economic Association Conference. New Orleans, LA (November 2007)

Do casinos cause economic growth? Southern Economic Association Conference. Charleston, SC (November 2006)

Different perspectives on estimating the social costs and benefits of gambling. 13th International Conference on Gambling and Risk-Taking. Lake Tahoe, NV (May 2006)

Does legalized gambling cause economic growth? 13th International Conference on Gambling and Risk-Taking. Lake Tahoe, NV (May 2006)

Do U.S. gambling industries cannibalize each other? Southern Economic Association Conference. New Orleans, LA (November 2004)

Gambling as a rational addiction. 12th International Conference on Gambling and Risk-Taking. Vancouver, Canada (May 2003)

Maximizing gambling tax revenues: The optimal mix of gambling in a state. 12th International Conference on Gambling and Risk-Taking. Vancouver, Canada (May 2003)

The relationships among gambling industries in the U.S. Southern Economic Association Conference. New Orleans, LA (November 2002)

Unemployment insurance as a stability policy in a common market. Southern Economic Association Conference. New Orleans, LA (November 2002)

A panel-data study of the relationships among gambling industries. 11th International Conference on Gambling and Risk-Taking. Las Vegas (June 2000)

Is gambling a DUP activity? 11th International Conference on Gambling and Risk-Taking. Las Vegas (June 2000)

The social costs of gambling. GC&SU School of Business Faculty Development Spring Research Seminar. Milledgeville, GA (April 2000)

Concerns about politics, research, and the legalization of casino gambling. Association of Private Enterprise Education Conference. Las Vegas (April 2000)

State lotteries, isolation, and economic growth. Southern Economic Association Conference. New Orleans, LA (November 1999)

Legalized sin and economic growth: An empirical study. Southern Economic Association Conference. Atlanta, GA (November 1997)

New goods and economic growth: Evidence from legalized gambling. LSU Department of Economics Seminar Series. Baton Rouge, LA (October 1997)

Legalized casino gambling and economic growth. 10th International Conference on Gambling and Risk-Taking. Montreal, Canada (May 1997)

The social costs of legalized casino gambling reconsidered. 10th International Conference on Gambling and Risk-Taking. Montreal, Canada (May 1997)

Discussant: Casino gambling as a catalyst for economic development: Myth or reality? American Economic Association Conference. New Orleans, LA (January 1997)