Matthew N. Murray is the Douglas and Brenda Horne Professor of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He also serves as Associate Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, housed in the College of Business Administration. Dr. Murray served as Department Head in the Economics Department from 1997 to 2002 as Chair of the University Graduate Council for 2006 to 2008. He currently directs the program in Public Administration in the Economics Department. Dr. Murray received his B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship at Syracuse University. Dr. Murray maintains the Tennessee Econometric Model which provides a short-term and long-term forecast for the state economy. His research generally explores the intersection between public policy and the private sector, in particular state tax policy and economic development. Dr. Murray has published widely and his comments on state and national economic and fiscal matters appear frequently in the media.