Economics and Northwest Indiana


I am an Associate Professor of Economics at Indiana University Northwest in the the School of Business and Economics in the city of Gary, Indiana. I received my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I also serve as the Director of the Center for Economic Education & Research (CEER) at Indiana University Northwest.

My research interests include regional economics, financial economics, the scholarship of teaching & learning, as well as topics in applied microeconomics such as health economics. I am passionate about both teaching and service to the local community. I regularly provide expertise on economic issues for Northwest Indiana, the State and beyond. Since 2012 I've spoken appeared hundreds of times in international, national, state and regional media.

I am also the author of "The Region Economist" blog, which you can subscribe to below!

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