During my previous 25 years as a professional economist, I held senior level positions in 3 different state agencies and was an economist for the Oregon Legislature. Charged with with responsibilities for economic and revenue forecasting, I was intimately involved in analyses and development of key policies that dealt with federal, state and local taxes, employment,and economic development issues.
Today, I work with consulting firms based on my expertise in fiscal reform and economic development. A Ph.D.graduate of the Univserity of Miami with specializations in labor, international economics and financial economics, I previously taught economics and public policy courses in Florida. I graduated with a BA degree in math and statistics from SUNY.
This book is a necessity for people on the go who need a concise, complete overview of the U.S. economy's problematic 2008 recession, and a description of the federal programs that delayed the recovery from it.Dr. Ayala explains why these programs failed;and she highlights the changes in public policy that are needed to prepare the U.S. for global competition.