SMU Faculty Experts

Cullum Clark

Lecturer & Director of SMU Economics Center


J.H. Cullum Clark, Ph.D., is founding director of the SMU Economics Center, which has a mission of producing and promoting policy research on major economic issues affecting North Texas and the wider U.S. and global economy.

An expert on how government policy influences economic growth, well-being, and opportunity in America, Clark’s previous work includes 25 years of experience in the investment industry, service on the staff of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in the 1990s, and volunteer / philanthropic efforts in Dallas, such as the boards of Uplift Education and the Eugene McDermott Foundation, as well as the investment committees of SMU, the Episcopal School of Dallas, and Children’s Health.

His research interests include macroeconomic policy, economic geography and urban economics, and modern economic history.

Can Discuss:

  • Factors affecting economic growth and opportunity
  • International economics, including trade policy and its impact on North Texas
  • Issues influencing the economic vitality of Dallas, the surrounding region, and the state of Texas
  • Healthcare and education policy and its impact on Dallas residents or the nation at large
  • Macroeconomic policy in the U.S. and abroad
  • Modern economic history

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