Austin Johnson is a doctoral student and research associate at Texas A&M University. He received his M.P.A. from the University of Houston, M.Sc. in Economics from the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University, and B.Sc. in Economics from Texas A&M University, College Station. He has previously worked as a research assistant at Baylor University, and later as a consultant at Deloitte Tax LLP. His research interests include Budgetary Politics, Tax Policy, Applied-Econometric Forecasting, and Economic Development.