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Michael Austin

Policy Analyst
Michael Austin was a Policy Analyst at the Show-Me Institute specializing in state and local budgets, taxes, and economic growth. Michael graduated with a BBA in business management and economics from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, and he holds an MA with honors in economics from the University of Kansas. 
 
Before joining the Show-Me Institute, Michael served concurrently as a financial economist at the Kansas Department of Revenue and as an economic adviser to the Governor of the State of Kansas, Sam Brownback. Michael's key research contributions include Kansas unemployment insurance reform, state tax policy reform and maintenance, occupational license reform, and other aspects of state economic policy. 
 

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