Economist John Anderson has authored three publications that focus on casino taxation and how the gambling market affects the economy. He is the Baird Family Professor of Economics and the executive director of the Central Plains Research Data Center (CPRDC), part of the federal statistical research data network, located at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Anderson has advised public policymakers on public finance, fiscal reform and tax policy. His academic research and policy advising has been published in more than one hundred journal articles, books, book chapters, and government reports. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Departments of State, Transportation, and Agriculture. Anderson is a distinguished scholar at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, Mass., conducting research on property taxation.
Jeffrey Stevens is an associate professor at the Department of Psychology and is also a core faculty member of the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior. Stevens’ research integrates cognitive and evolutionary perspectives to study decision making in humans and other animals. He uses theoretical, experimental, and comparative methods to model and empirically investigate the cognitive processes organisms use when making decisions. He has taught several classes about the psychology of economic decision making. Stevens was founding editor-in-chief of Frontiers in Comparative Psychology.