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Michael Taillard


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Accepts most economic questions

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Consulting with major corporations, government agencies, political organizations, small businesses, non-profits, start-ups, and even individual people. Teaching at universities around the world, and developing original coursework. Performing original research and analysis. Writing books and scientific studies.


American Economics Association

Publications You can also check Proquest for a small selection of my research.


PhD (Financial Economics; honors) -- MBA (International Business Finance; honors) -- Grad School Certificate (International Business Management; honors) -- BS (International Business Economics; honors) -- AA (Business Administration; honors) -- Certificate (Chinese Language and Culture) -- Trade School (Transportation Logistics; honors)

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What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Just looking to save the world from itself by understand how it works and how normal human behavior can be leveraged to create benefit. So far it's working.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Everything, unfortunately.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Everything. Economics is about the distribution of resources, so it is very common for politicians, executives, and others to lie about economics in order to benefit themselves. Since politics is such a charged subject people will believe whatever they're told by a politician they like rather than find the truth.

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Recent Answers from Michael Taillard

2014-09-02 ATM Accepting Coins Currency ?.:

I hope you don't mind if I answer both questions in one response.    Regarding machines that accept coin exchanges, yes, absolutely.  Vending machines have been able to accept and issue coin currency in

2014-05-03 Development Economics:

Growth means your nation has more stuff.  Development means your nation is able to use that extra stuff to improve average quality of life.    Growth is measured using GDP, GNP, GNI, and other measures

2014-04-13 Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS).:

1) It does appear that both private and public sector companies participate  2) The benefit to businesses is that they save money.  The VRS scheme is used when they have more employees than they need to

2014-03-29 Track Ballast - Alternative Materials.:

I'm afraid I just don't know enough about this topic to be of any help.  This would require me to do research that is far more involved than I can offer for free.  You may want to get in touch with someone

2014-03-27 Track Ballast - Alternative Materials.:

I'm afraid I don't have much knowledge in this area, but I contacted a company that sells track ballast, and they said that crushing stones is all that's ever used.


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