ALA students can earn a maximum of five credits through webinars, though students are welcome to view as many as they choose.

Do you have research that isn’t translating into policy change? Are you in the process of developing an advocacy strategy for your think tank’s most recent work? Indexes are powerful tools that can help you better communicate your research to shape public opinion and drive substantial policy changes. 

In this upcoming webinar, join Scott Moody, director of the Family Prosperity Index and original creator of the Tax Foundation’s popular State Business Tax Climate Index, in a conversation about how to leverage research indexes to drive policy change. 

About the presenter: 
J. Scott Moody has worked as a public policy economist for nearly 20 years. He is the author, co-author, or editor of more than 180 studies and books and is the original creator of the Tax Foundation’s popular State Business Tax Climate Index, now in its 15th year of publication and nominated as a finalist for the Templeton Freedom Award. He has testified before the House Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. Congress as well as various state legislatures. His work has appeared in Forbes, CNN Money, State Tax Notes, Portland Press Herald, New Hampshire Union Leader, Hartford Courant, The Oklahoman, and Albuquerque Journal. 

In addition to his research, Moody’s professional experience includes positions as Senior Economist at the Tax Foundation and the Heritage Foundation. He was appointed to Maine’s Consensus Economic Forecasting Commission by Governor Paul LePage (R) in January 2011 and served for four years. Currently, Moody is a senior fellow at the Illinois Policy Institute and the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. He also serves on the board and is co-founder of the Granite Institute in New Hampshire.