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Matt Harris

Associate Professor of Health Economics

Matt Harris is responsible for population forecasting for the Tennessee Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Relations, and much of his academic and Boyd Center research focuses on labor, public and health economics.


Larry Kessler

Research Associate Professor of Economics

Larry Kessler is the project director for the annual Economic Report to the Governor, and his research interests include health economics, education, and public policy.


Minjie Li

Assistant Professor of Advertising and Public Relations

Minjie Li’s research is at the intersection of multicultural advertising, prosocial strategic communication, activism, implicit bias, emerging technologies, media inclusivity, and media psychology in relation to social change.

Leann Luna

LeAnn Luna

Professor of Accounting

LeAnn Luna’s research interests include state and local tax policy, e-commerce, and Section 529 college savings plans.