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John A. Tatom is the President of Thoroughbred Economics.

John A. Tatom is the President of Thoroughbred Economics, a consultancy in finanacial economics serving universities, central banks, financial institutions and other private clients and a fellow at the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health and the Study of Business Enterprise at Johns Hopkins University. Earlier he was Director of Research at Networks Financial Institute, part of Indiana State University, and Associate Professor of Finance at Indiana State University.  He has held both positions from June 2005 to March 2012.  Previously he was an adjunct professor in the Economics Department at DePaul University in Chicago from 2000 until 2005. In 2003-04, he was also a Senior Fellow at the Tax Foundation in Washington, D.C.   

Mr. Tatom served from 1995 to 2000 in various capacities for UBS in Zurich, including chief US Economist in the asset allocation and currency group at UBS Asset Management in Chicago, Executive Director and head of country research and limit control in Zurich, and chief economist for emerging market and developing countries in Zurich.  From 1976 to 1995, he served as Assistant Vice President and policy adviser in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He has taught at several other colleges and universities. He holds a PhD from Texas A&M University.

He has published widely on international and domestic monetary and fiscal policy issues, inflation, capital formation, productivity and growth, energy price shocks and other macroeconomic and international topics.  His focus at Networks Financial Institute was on financial sector performance and regulatory reform, the link between the financial sector and economic growth, and financial literacy.  He has edited Financial Market Regulation: Legislation and Implications (2011), (with James Barth and Glenn Yago), China’s Emerging Financial Markets: Challenges and Opportunities, (September 2009), In Search of Effective Corporate Governance, (November 2007), The Health Care Financing Bomb: Where’s the Money (or the Solution)? (August 2006), Assessing Adult Financial Literacy (March 2006), Is Your Bubble About to Burst? (October 2005), The Social Security Dilemma (September 2005) for Networks Financial Institute and (with Costa Vayenas and Heinrich Siegmann) The UBS Guide to the Emerging Markets, Bloomsbury (1997).  

Recent Articles and Publications

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June 21, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway, Nick Dranias, David L. Applegate, Charles N. Steele, John A. Tatom
“States preferring to collect taxes from business owners in other states, unable to vote on those policies or benefit from the confiscated revenue, are the real winners in this case.” - Jesse Hathaway
August 31, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Peter Ferrara, Matthew Glans, Jesse Hathaway, Clifford Thies, John A. Tatom, Scott H. Richardson, Gary Wolfram
"The work requirements as originally enacted into law benefitted everybody: the poor and taxpayers." - Peter Ferrara
August 4, 2017
By Peter Ferrara, Jesse Hathaway, Clifford Thies, John A. Tatom, Russ McCullough, Roy Cordato
"These new employment numbers show that Trump’s economic program is already working for all Americans, but especially his blue-collar base." - Peter Ferrara

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