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I am the director of the John W. Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise and of the Center for Economics and the Environment, which is recognized as one of Missouri's top departments for economics research. In addition, I am the chair of the economics department at Lindenwood University, a research fellow at the Show-Me Institute, and, when time allows, I comment on national and local economic issues on my blog, Gateway Economist.

Prior to joining Lindenwood, I was a vice president and regional economics adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Before that, I was on the economics faculty in t
he economics departments at West Virginia University and Birkbeck College, University of London. I've been a visiting scholar at the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies at the Bank of Japan and a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the Instituto de Economía de Montevideo, Uruguay.

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