Aaron Hedlund is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Missouri, where he teaches macroeconomics at both the undergraduate and PhD levels. He is also a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis.
Hedlund specializes in research that provides guidance on issues related to the consequences of debt for economic performance, particularly regarding the recent housing and student loan crises. He has also written and spoken extensively on tax reform, health care reform, and criminal justice reform.
In addition to appearing in peer-reviewed academic journals, Hedlund’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, National Review, used as expert testimony in state-level policy initiatives, and presented at numerous think tanks, academic institutions, and central banks around the world.
Prior to his current positions, Hedlund was an assistant professor in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University and spent time at both the International Trade Commission and the Heritage Foundation. Hedlund received his PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and his BS in economics and mathematics from Duke University.