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Dr. Vance Ginn

Texas Public Policy Foundation
Economist/Policy Analyst, Center for Fiscal Policy
Austin, TX

Vance Ginn, Ph.D., is an Economist in the Center for Fiscal Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin, TX, one of the top free market, state-level think tanks in the nation.

Prior to joining the Foundation in September 2013, Vance was a Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow at TPPF in 2011 and anxiously awaited his return to fight for liberty. In 2006, he interned for a U.S. Texas Congressman in Washington, D.C. and received his B.B.A. in Economics and Accounting with minors in Political Science and Mathematics before earning his Ph.D. in Economics from Texas Tech University in 2013.

From 2007 to 2013, he had the opportunity to teach the bright young minds of tomorrow economics at four places of higher education, where he received an instructor of the year award at Texas Tech University and ranked near the top of a national instructor evaluation scorecard at Sam Houston State University. He has successfully published peer-reviewed articles in academic journals, such as the International Journal of Finance & Economics and Journal of Business Strategies, and has several scholarly articles under review. He has presented high quality research at the annual meetings of the Missouri Valley Economic Association, Southern Economic Association, and United States Association for Energy Economics.

While at TPPF, his research includes increasing transparency in state budgets, reforming state pension systems, limiting state spending and taxes, examining labor market trends, and investigating the economic responses to changes in oil and gasoline markets.  

Vance and his wife, Emily, reside in Round Rock, TX.