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NDSU professor named Director of Center for Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise

Posted on 11/9/2016

The NDSU Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics announced Jeremy Jackson, associate professor, has been named director of the newly established North Dakota Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise.

The center engages in research and educational programs relating to institutions and policies that encourage and enhance human well-being. While the center is grounded in economics, it supports and encourages efforts that cross traditional boundaries set by departmental and college delineations.

The center produces research and programming on issues relevant to North Dakota and the Upper Great Plains region, including the sources and causes of human well-being and the distinctive roles of entrepreneurship, free markets, philanthropy, private enterprise and public policy.

Jackson's research interests have focused on the social consequences of economic freedom, including social capital, well-being and philanthropy. His research has applied the analytical tools of game theory to issues in taxation and regulation. Much of his empirical research applies dynamic panel data methods to U.S. states.

Jackson earned his bachelor's degree in economics from Baylor University and his master's degree and doctorate in economics from Washington University in St. Louis. He came to NDSU in 2009.

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