Tommie Shepherd provides economic analysis and econometric modeling of tax policy and economic development issues. He also conducts feasibility studies related to the development/redevelopment of local government assets and public-private partnerships.
Prior to joining the Institute for Government, he served as an agribusiness economist and business development specialist in the University of Georgia’s Center for Agribusiness & Economic Development and Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics. He has served as an economist with the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, where he was responsible for policy analysis and price forecasting. He has also served as an economist in the insurance industry, banking industry, and has taught microeconomics, macroeconomics, statistics, and finance.
Areas of Expertise:
Economic Analysis, Econometrics, Tax Policy, Economic Development