Delegation members generally hold or are seeking a Ph.D. in economics. By signing on as a delegate, these individuals are making a commitment to building economic policy literacy by giving talks based on NEED developed resources. These resources are:

  • fully customizable content to lower the transaction cost of getting into the community;
  • designed by members of the NEED Delegation; and,
  • fully vetted by two members of the NEED Advisory Board as representing a nonpartisan presentation of the issue.
    • Both will be subject matter experts.
    • If the advisory board does not have two subject matter experts, they will be recruited by NEED staff in consultation with the authors.
    • Wherever possible, one Advisory Board reviewer will be identifiably liberal and the other will be identifiably conservative.

NEED Delegation members are making a commitment to:

  • Seek out opportunities to present NEED developed presentations each year.
    • NEED staff are available to work with delegates to identify presentation opportunities.
  • Submit the version of the NEED presentation that was actually delivered for publication on the NEED website.
    • The NEED presentations may be modified to fit the purpose of the presenter and may also include subsets of multiple NEED presentations.
    • However, the nonpartisan/non-advocacy nature of the NEED developed presentation must be maintained.
  • Contribute to the development of NEED's stock of presentation materials.

The level of commitment is up to the individual delegates. Some amount of participation is expected to be listed as a delegate, but delegates will contribute as much or as little as they are able.

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