Matthew N. Murray serves as Director of the Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy and Associate Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at the University of Tennessee. He also holds the title of Ball Corporation Professor of Business in the College of Business. Murray is a former Head of the Economics Department and former Chair of the University Graduate Council. He currently directs the program in Public Administration in the Economics Department. Murray received his B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship at Syracuse University. His research generally explores the intersection between public policy and the private sector. His academic research has focused heavily on state tax policy, tax administration and tax compliance. At the Baker Center, Murray is actively engaged in enriching student engagement initiatives and cultivating research in the areas of energy policy, environmental policy and global security. In CBER, Murray’s research has focused on economic development incentives, tax policy, economic impact analysis, transportation policy, analysis of education and welfare reform, along with a host of other topics. He also maintains the Tennessee Econometric Model which provides a short-term and long-term forecast for the state economy and provides economic forecasting services for the Tennessee Valley Authority.