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Gerald P. Dwyer, Jr.

Jerry is a Professor and BB&T Scholar at Clemson University, an Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute, and a Research Associate at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at Australian National University. His recent research focuses on the ongoing financial crisis including the implications for economic growth, and on the ongoing development of crypto currencies, such as Bitcoin.

Before joining the Clemson faculty in 2013, Dr. Dwyer served as Director of the Center for Financial Innovation and Stability and Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from 1997 to 2102. Prior to that he was a Professor of Economics at Clemson from 1989 to 1999. He also is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Carlos III in Madrid and Trinity College in Dublin. Dr. Dwyer’s research has appeared in leading economics and finance journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of International Money and Finance, the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Monetary Economics, and the Journal of Financial Stability. Dr. Dwyer serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals. He is a past President and member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Private Enterprise Education, and was a founding member of the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics.

Dr. Dwyer received his BBA in business, government and society from the University of Washington (1969), an MA in economics from the University of Tennessee (1973), and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago (1979).

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