In addition to serving as executive director of the Beacon Hill Institute, David G. Tuerck serves as professor and chairman of the Suffolk University Department of Economics.  Prior to joining Suffolk University in 1982, he was a director in the Economic Analysis Group at Coopers & Lybrand, Washington, DC. Prior to that, he served as director of the Center for Research and Advertising at the American Enterprise Institute. Dr. Tuerck holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Virginia. His dissertation director was James M. Buchanan, 1986 Nobel Laureate in Economics.

Director of Research
Paul Bachman is the Director of Research at the Beacon Hill Institute. He holds a Master of Science in International Economics degree from Suffolk University and a Bachelor of Arts (Politics) degree from the St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

Adjunct Scholar

Jonathan Haughton is a Project Manager for the Beacon Hill Institute’s State Tax Analysis Modeling Program. He is a professor of economics at Suffolk University. A specialist in the areas of economic development, international trade and taxation, he has lectured, taught and conducted research in almost 20 countries. He received his BA (Mod.) in Economics from Trinity College, Dublin and his PhD in Economics from Harvard University.

Adjunct Scholar
Keshab Bhattarai is a senior lecturer in economics, specializing in general equilibrium analysis of macro and micro economic policy issues and econometrics. He has published in various refereed journals including the International Economic Review, Economica, and the Southern Economic Journal.  He received his PhD for developing dynamic CGE model to analyze growth and redistribution impacts of financial sector policies for Nepal from the Northeastern University, Boston, USA in 1997. Dr. Bhattarai’s work for BHI includes modeling for a study of the “FairTax” and the BHI-CGE model.

Research Assistant
William Burke is a research assistant for Beacon Hill Institute. He is a Business Economics student at Suffolk University, Boston.

Program Development Consultant
Joe Barnett directed the policy research program of the National Center for Policy Analysis for five years, and previously directed its publications department. Barnett attended the University of Texas at Arlington on a National Merit scholarship and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He is a member of The Philadelphia Society.