What is The Region Economist?

The “Region Economist” is a newsletter (blog? outlet?) where I share economic data and analysis, primarily about Northwest Indiana (“The Region”).

Who are you?

I’m an Associate Professor of Economics at Indiana University Northwest in the the School of Business and Economics and have a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I do research on the area of regional economics, financial economics, the scholarship of teaching & learning, as well as topics in applied microeconomics such as health economics. I am very passionate about both teaching and service to the local community. I regularly provide expertise on economic issues for Northwest Indiana, the State and beyond. Since 2012 I've appeared hundreds of times in international, national, state and regional media as well as spoken to community organizations.

You can find additional information at micahpollak.com

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A blog for economic data and analysis focused on the Region (Northwest Indiana)


Associate Professor of Economics at Indiana University Northwest. Economics, apples, snack hot takes and more!