Raymond J. Keating serves as chief economist for the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council). He writes a wide array of papers and analyses, speaks to groups across the nation, and testifies before Congress and state bodies on a wide range of issues affecting the entrepreneurial sector of the economy. His areas of expertise include taxation; international trade; entrepreneurship; monetary policy; regulation; energy policy; supply-side economics; the economics of sports stadiums and arenas; the U.S. economy; intellectual property and property rights in general; and a host of other small-business issues.Keating is a book author as well. Among his latest nonfiction books are The Weekly Economist: 52 Quick Reads to Help You Think Like an Economist and Free Trade Rocks! 10 Points on International Trade Everyone Should Know.