Director of Research
Dagney Faulk, PhD, is director of research in the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Her research focuses on state and local tax policy and regional economic development issues and has been published in Public Finance Review, the National Tax Journal, the Review of Regional Studies, State and Local Government Review and State Tax Notes. She has worked on numerous Indiana-focused policy studies on a variety topics including the regional distribution of state government taxes and expenditures, senior migration, and local government reform. She is coauthor (with Michael J. Hicks) of the book Local Government Consolidation in the United States (Cambria Press).
Prior to joining the center, she was an associate professor of economics at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana. She has also worked at the World Bank, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Indiana Legislative Services Agency. She received her doctorate in economics from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University.