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Welcome!  I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at Marshall University.  My primary research interest are in  International Economics (with an emphasis on Empirical International Trade) and Macroeconomics. My secondary research interests include Public Economics and Applied Econometrics. I am also the founding member of Center for Community Growth and Development (CCGD) alongside Michael Newsome and Rebecca Tomasik. 

Besides my research or teaching responsibilities, I enjoy listening to music, cooking, working out and hanging out with friends and my dog Rooney. 

Assistant Professor of Economics                                                                          Marshall University                                                                                               Division of Finance and Economics                                                                    One John Marshall Drive                                                                                       Huntington, WV 25755                                                                                           Office :  (304) 696-2615 

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