Robert Buschman serves as the State Economist for the State of Georgia. Previously, he was Interim Director of the Public Finance Research Cluster (PFRC), associate director for FRC, and a senior research associate with the Fiscal Research Center (FRC) and the Center for State and Local Finance. He was also FRC’s key contact for fiscal note analyses of proposed Georgia revenue legislation. His research interests include corporate and personal taxation, growth and equity effects of tax reform, state and local fiscal policy, and other topics. He also has taught Macroeconomics, Principles of and Intermediate, at Georgia State University. Prior to joining the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Buschman worked for several years in corporate banking and corporate financial management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Duke University, an MBA in finance from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, and a master’s degree and a doctorate in economics from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University.