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Greetings friend!

Professionally, I'm a former policy advisor and Legislative Director for the United States Congress in Washington, D.C., having been fortunate to work-for and advise two first-class statesmen over the better part of a decade. My areas of expertise in Congress focused principally on both science and transportation policy, having also worked on financial services, agriculture, energy, and foreign affairs policy areas. Of those fields, science policy is particularly dear to me; I wrote (this thing) for The Atlantic Monthly in case you care to know more. Currently I am the economic policy advisor and Senior Economist to the Governor of Illinois; nothing I say or do on this website should be construed in any way, shape, or form as representing official or unofficial State policy.

Academically, I completed my coursework for a master's degree in Economics, with a focus on applied econometrics under the supervision of Dr. David Giles at the University of Victoria, in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. My thesis used econometric duration analysis to look at life-cycles of microprocessor product lines.

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