Tim recently earned a Master’s degree in Economic Policy from the University College London (UCL) (ranked #1 by the UK’s Research Excellence Framework and #16 globally for economics and econometrics), focusing on health economics, time series econometrics, macroeconomic policy, and applied public policy analysis. At UCL, Tim wrote a dissertation examining the labor market effects of U.S. mental health policy and received honors from UCL’s economics department for his academic achievements. Before graduate school, Tim worked at an international affairs management consulting firm, as a lead research analyst for the Washington State Employment Security Department’s Labor Market Economic Analysis unit, and as an assistant economist at the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). He was also elected President of the Seattle Economics Council in 2014/15.
Tim completed his undergraduate studies at Willamette University, where he earned a B.A. in economics with honors, along with a minor in Spanish. At Willamette, Tim wrote an honors thesis investigating the impact of President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign tax plan, studied abroad in Seville, Spain, and graduated cum laude (top 12%). He was also a pitcher for the Willamette University Baseball Team and an alto saxophonist in the University Jazz Ensemble. As an undergraduate, Tim tutored freshman and sophomore students in their introductory economics courses and, while studying in Spain, tutored local elementary school students from underprivileged backgrounds in their English studies. Tim is an expert on survey design, statistics, and economic forecasting, and frequently taught others different quantitative and qualitative approaches to solving complex problems. Tim has also served as a Career Coach for Future Frontiers, a program designed to help young people develop the skills, abilities, and motivation necessary to realize their life goals, and as a Career Advisor for Willamette University.
Tim is originally from Charlottesville, Virginia, but spent the majority of his childhood and young adult life in Bozeman, Montana. In his spare time, he enjoys watching baseball, reading, exercising, being outdoors, and travelling.