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Barry W. PoulsonBarry W. Poulson
Professor (retired)




Economic Growth and Development • Economic History • Macroeconomic Theory and Policy

Current Research Interests:
Economic development; fiscal policy in state government.

PhD–Ohio State University
MA–Ohio State University
BA–Ohio Wesleyan University

PhD, Ohio State, 1965, is a professor of economics specializing in development economics and economic history. His research focuses on convergence of economic growth in frontier economies. He is also completing a project on the impact of constitutional constraints on fiscal policy. Dr. Poulson is a Past President of the North American Economics and Finance Association. He is currently an adjunct scholar of the Heritage Foundation and senior fellow of the Independence Institute. He also serves on the Colorado Commission on Taxation.