Michael Brown is an economist for Wells Fargo Securities. Based in Charlotte N.C., heis responsible for tracking national and regional economic trends. He also writes forthe companys Weekly Economic & Financial Commentary, and provides analysis andcommentary on the national economy, business investment and state budget issues. Prior to joining the economics group in 2010, Michael served as an economist and legislative analyst for the Arkansas Bureau of Legislative Research, which serves the Arkansas General Assembly. In this role, Michael focused his research on quantitative public policy analysis and the Arkansas economy.Michaels commentary has been featured in Bloomberg News, Reuters, and TheChicago Tribune.Michaels research interests include state budget issues, regional economics, information economics, and econometrics.Michael earned his B.S. in business economics and his masters degree in economics from the University of Arkansas, in Fayetteville, Ark. He has also completed additional graduate coursework in economics at Georgia State University, in Atlanta. He is a member of the National Association of Business Economics (NABE) and the Charlotte Economics Club.
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