Dr. Timothy P. Roth is the A.B. Templeton Professor and Chairman of the Department of Economics & Finance and recipient of the University?s 2005 Distinguished Achievement Award for Research Excellence. He served as a Consultant to President Reagan?s Cabinet Council on Economic Policy, as Executive Director of President Reagan?s Steel Advisory Committee, and as Senior Economic Adviser in the Office of Secretary of Commerce Malcolm Baldrige. Previously he served as Senior Economist for the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee. Dr. Roth served two terms on the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission, and was a Member of the Texas Growth Fund Board of Trustees, and of the Governor?s Texas Task Force on Appraisal reform. He is also an elected member of the El Paso Business Hall of Fame. Dr. Roth?s academic work includes the publication of eleven books, numerous journal articles, and technical monographs for the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee.