The Center is please to welcome our new Graduate Research Associate, Eric Childress. Eric is a first year Public Policy Ph.D. student at the Schar School of Policy and Government. His research interests include international development, international trade, financialization, and public finance. Before coming to the Schar School, Eric served as a proposal manager for various international development firms. He earned his M.A. in International Commerce and Policy at the Schar School in 2016, and a B.A. in History from Ferrum College in 2012.
Eric grew up in Arlington, VA and is well acquainted with the transportation problems that the region has grappled with. His professional experience spans international development, domestic fiscal and monetary policy, and federal contract preparation. At the Schar School, Eric has focused his efforts on international trade and development issues; he is particularly interested in how developing economies can adopt trade policies which maximize their development potential. In his spare time, Eric is an avid fisherman and can frequently be found exploring the waterways around the Northern Virginia region.