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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. I am also the chair of the economics department at Lindenwood University, and a research fellow at the Show-Me Institute. To see my research rankings, go here.

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.



Recent Academic Research

Current Research Projects
  • Sex and the Business Cycle.
  • The Efficiency of K-12 Spending: An Analysis of Missouri Locales.
  • Does the US Economy Exist? with Jaya Dey and David Rapach.
  • Decomposing the Great Recession, with Jaya Dey and David Rapach.