Economic Development Experts

Mark Burton

Director of Transportation Economics, Research Associate Professor

Mark Burton is the director of transportation economics at UT’s Center for Transportation Research. He researches transportation planning for the Tennessee Department of Transportation, including evaluation of surface and air freight transportation facilities and operations throughout the state.


Larry Bray

Research Professor

Larry Bray is a research professor of economics with expertise in economic development models, inland waterways, and lock and dam infrastructure.


William (Bill) Fox

Director of the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research, Chancellor's Professor, Boyd Professor of Business, Professor of Economics

Chancellor’s Professor Bill Fox is an expert in internet taxation, state tax policy, public finance and fiscal federalism and has been widely published in these areas.