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I am an Associate Professor in the John E. Walker Department of Economics at Clemson University.  I am also a BB&T Scholar and Director of the BB&T Center for Education and Economic Policy Studies. My main areas of research are in international trade and economic growth. I have been at Clemson University since 2001.  Beginning in 2013, I will be assisting Peter Egger, the editor of the Review of International Economics, as an associate editor.  In 2007 and 2008, I was a Senior Economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.  I have also served as visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank ScottBaierof Atlanta from 1999-2012 and was a visiting scholar at Université catholique de Louvain in 2010.  Prior to joining the faculty at Clemson, I was an Assistant Professor In the Department of Finance and Business Economics at the University of Notre Dame.  I received my PhD from Michigan State University and my undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University. I also work with the Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE) whose main objective to improve economic education at the high school level.

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