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Founding Director,
Center for Economic Analysis and Policy


James V. Koch is Board of Visitors Professor of Economics and President Emeritus at Old Dominion University. He has held positions at Illinois State University, California State University at Los Angeles, the University of Grenoble (France), Brown University, Rhode Island College, Ball State University, the University of Hawai’i, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia and the University of Montana. He served as President of the University of Montana (1986-1990) and Old Dominion University (1990-2001) and was named one of the 100 most effective college presidents in the United States.

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Deputy Director,
Center for Economic Analysis and Policy


Robert M. McNab, Deputy Director of the ODU’s Center for Economic Analysis and Policy and Professor of Economics, earned his doctoral degree from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University at Atlanta, GA. Prior to joining the faculty of Department of Economics in the Strome College of Business in July 2016, Dr. McNab served as Professor of Economics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.

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Chief Administrative Officer,
Center for Economic Analysis and Policy


Barbara Blake Gonzalez, Chief Administrative Officer and Assistant Professor of the Center of Economic Analysis and Policy, earned her doctoral degree from The George Washington University. She is a Quality Matters (QM) Certified Master Peer Reviewer and an experienced QM Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Economics and International Studies and is a Certified Microsoft Faculty Fellow.

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Associate Director,
Center for Economic Analysis and Policy


Vinod Agarwal, Director of the Economic Forecasting Project and Professor of Economics, earned his doctoral degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He served as a member of the Virginia College Building Authority for the Commonwealth of Virginia from July 204 through June 2012. He was a member of the Governor’s Advisory Board of Economists from 2006 to 2010. Professor Agarwal also served as the Chairman of the Old Dominion University Economics Department from 2001 to 2006.

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Senior Fellow,
Center for Economic Analysis and Policy


Larry “Chip” Filer, Associate of the Economic Forecasting Project and Associate Professor of Economics, earned his doctoral degree in economics from the University of Kentucky. Prior to rejoining the faculty in January of 2014, Dr. Filer served as MBA Director and Associate Dean for the Strome College of Business.

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Fellow,
Center for Economic Analysis and Policy


Tim Komarek, Associate of the Economic Forecasting Project and Assistant Professor of Economics, earned his doctoral degree from Michigan State University. Prior to joining Old Dominion University, he held a faculty position at Valdosta State University.

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Dr.-Jay-Walker

Fellow,
Center for Economic Analysis and Policy


Jay Walker received his B.S. in Economics and Finance from Arkansas Tech University and MBA from the University of Mississippi. After spending five years working in the insurance and retail industries as an analyst he returned to the University of Memphis to pursue his PhD in Economics. While at Memphis he had graduate assistant posts at both Nathan Associates, an economic consulting firm, and the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research. After graduation his first full-time academic post was at Niagara University in western New York where he spent five years prior to joining us in Fall 2017. He considers himself an applied Microeconomist and much of his prior research has focused on topics in education and labor.

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Feng-Lian

Researcher,
Center for Economic Analysis and Policy


Feng Lian received her B.S. in Computer Sciences and M.S. in Management from University of Electronic Science and Technology in China. She pursued her M.A in Economics in Old Dominion University and earned her M.A. degree in 2006. She joined the Economics Department in 2006 as an adjunct faculty and has been holding a position as a lecturer since 2015. She teaches Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics and Managerial Economics.

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