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Biographical Info of Lori Leachman

Lori Leachman is Professor of the Practice and Director of Research in Practice Program, Economics, at Duke University. She has held these positions since 2007, prior to which she was Professor of the Practice and Director of the EcoTeach Center from 2004-2007, and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Economics from 2003-2004. She first joined Duke as associate Professor of the Practice in 1999. Lori has also been an associate professor at the College of Business Administration at Northern Arizona University, assistant professor for the School of Business Administration at Winthrop College, and an instructor and lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Outside of her career in academia, Lori has also been a legal consultant, a summer fellow for the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Science in 1994, a consultant for the director of economic development for the city of Charlotte in 1989, and a research and graduate assistant from 1980-1986 at the University of South Carolina at Columbia. Lori received her Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina at Columbia in 1987, where she also received her M.A. and B.S. and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Within the economic field, her studies and research focus mainly on intertemporal models, multicointegration, and capital mobility.

Lori’s current research pertains to “the political economy of intertemporal budgeting.” She has published her ideas and findings in numerous journals throughout her career, including her recent work with G. Rosas, A. Bester, and P. Lange on political economy of budget deficits and on multicointegration of fiscal practices. Her writings have appeared in such distinguished academic journals as the Economic Inquiry, Applied Economics, Open Economics Review, and the Journal of Macroeconomics.

For her accomplishments within her field, Lori has received numerous honors and distinctions. She earned the title of Phi Beta Kappa in 2004, the Howard D. Johnson Distinguished Teaching Award in 2003, the ANBAR Citation of Excellence in 1996, and the ASNAU Teaching Excellence Award in 1995, to name a few. She was named Who's Who Among American Teachers in 1996. She was also recently invited to speak at the Southern Economics Association meeting on the topic of political economy of budget deficits.

Outside of her work as professor and researcher, Lori also provides professional service for several organizations and committees. She is presently on the Test Development Committee for Economics for the College Board and a reviewer for various academic journals.

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