Dr. Bo Feng joined the college as the tenure-track assistant professor of economics and director of the Center for Business and Economic Research. Before coming to Marshall, he worked at The Ohio State University as a research associate for the C. William Swank Program in Rural-Urban Policy. He recently earned his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at The Ohio State University. He received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai, China), and an M.S. degree in economics from the University at Buffalo-SUNY. His research focuses on state and local fiscal policies and regional development programs. His interests also include related topics such as persistent poverty, intergenerational mobility, migration and education. Feng also worked as an assistant research fellow in Urban Economy Institute at Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing, China. As a researcher in China, he conducted extensive studies on the strategic planning of local economic development, and advised local governments on various issues regarding development strategies.