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Wayne T. Brough

Wayne T. Brough is the Chief Economist and Vice President of Research at FreedomWorks and a Policy Advisor to The Heartland Institute.

Brough received a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University, with fields in industrial organization and public choice.

Dr. Brough previously worked at the Office of Management and Budget, focusing on transportation regulations; the United States Agency for International Development, focusing on market reforms in Africa; and in the research branch of an investment bank, where he covered U.S. domestic policies. He has testified before Congress and regulatory agencies on a number of issues.

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