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Brian Matlock

Degree/Affiliation Information


Ph.D. in Economics, Co-discipline: Social Science Consortium, University of Missouri Kansas City
Expected 05/2020

M.A. in Economics, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Completed 12/2013

Dissertation Advisors/References

Linwood Tauheed (University of Missouri Kansas City)

Matthew Forstater (University of Missouri Kansas City)

Present Institutional Affiliation(s)

University of Missouri, Kansas City, Graduate Student

Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity, Research Assistant

Center for Economic Information, Research Associate (Kansas City, USA)

Demographic Information (Optional)

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Not Hispanic or Latino

Race: White

Citizenship: U.S.

State: KS - Kansas

Fields of Interest

  • JEL Codes
  • Research/Teaching Fields
OEconomic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
AGeneral Economics and Teaching
BHistory of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches
RUrban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
EMacroeconomics and Monetary Economics
LIndustrial Organization
NEconomic History
PEconomic Systems

Development Economics
Urban/Regional Economics
Critical Management Studies/Labor Process Studies
Economics of the Nonprofit Industry
Political Economy
History of Economic Thought
Economic History
Post-Keynesian Macroeconomics
Heterodox Economics
Cooperative Firms

Job Market Materials

Statement of Purpose/Status

Statement of Purpose

I am looking for a full-time visiting or tenure track professor position in economics or interdisciplinary studies. I am passionate about understanding the causes and interventions to poverty and inequality. My research has thus focused on development, the nonprofit industry, worker cooperatives, and critical management studies.
I aim to use my rich and interdisciplinary approach to economics education to impress the pertinence of economics to the student’s lives and world. From my use of Foucault to introduce economic modelling, my passionate pontifications about colonialism, delivery of slam-poetry about urban development perched atop a desk, to my use of meme-fueled self-deprecating humor I help students connect economic theory to popular debates and competing policy platforms.
I would be an excellent addition to liberal arts universities, programs who wish to promote interdisciplinary research and education, and positions which encourage teaching heterodox economic approaches.

Job Market Status


Employment Types Considered

US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
International: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Full-Time Nonacademic
US: Other Academic (Temporary, Adjunct, Visiting, Part-Time)
International: Other Academic (Temporary, Adjunct, Visiting, Part-Time)
Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)