Aaron Hedlund is an Associate Professor at Purdue University. He also serves as a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Hedlund’s research specializes in issues related to the economic impacts of debt, particularly in the context of housing and student loan crises. His work extends to areas such as tax reform, healthcare reform, and criminal justice reform. His contributions have appeared in respected academic journals and have been featured in publications like the Wall Street Journal and National Review. Furthermore, his expertise has been sought after for expert testimony in state-level policy initiatives, and he has presented his research at various esteemed think tanks, academic institutions, and central banks worldwide.
Before his current roles, Hedlund held positions as an Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri and Baylor University. He also gained experience at the International Trade Commission and the Heritage Foundation. Hedlund earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and completed his undergraduate studies in economics and mathematics at Duke University.