About the Author

GABBY Press is the publishing company of The Citizens Liberty Party News Network. The Gabby website is owned by Laurie Thomas Vass, the General Partner, and author of 10 books at Gabby Press.

She is a regional economist and a constitutional economist. Her political ideology is natural rights conservative.

She is the author of articles at CLPnewsnetwork.com, and author of 130 scholarly articles on the Social Science Research Network.

She is currently ranked in the top 1% of over 600,000 authors, worldwide on the SSRN platform for article reviews and downloads.

In addition to her interest in economics, she also has an interest in North Carolina history and public policy issues. She has contributed 25 documents to UNC about North Carolina history and economics, which are archived in the Carolina Collection at Wilson Library at UNC.

She has an interest in the relationship between regional metro capital markets and entrepreneurship. One of her early economic research papers, written for the North Carolina Department of Labor, included the policy guidelines for creating what eventually became The North Carolina Council For Entrepreneurial Development.

She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with an undergraduate degree in Political Science and a Masters degree in Regional Planning.

She was a solo practitioner registered investment advisor for 30 years. She was cited by Peter Tanous, in The Wealth Equation, as one of the top 100 private money managers in the nation.

She is the inventor and holder of a research method patent on selecting technology stocks for investment.

Method of Identifying A Universe of Stocks for Inclusion Into An Investment Portfolio

United States Patent 7,251,627
Vass July 31, 2007

The method explained in her patent is based upon her theory of how technology evolves.

Prior to starting her investment advisory company, she was a regional economist and advisor to the Board of Directors of  B.C. Hydro, and also served as an economic advisor to the N. C. Commissioner of Labor. She learned the retail stock trade as a broker, at E. F. Hutton.