Braxton Hackman

Graduate Research Fellow


Braxton Hackman is a Graduate Research Fellow at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University. He is pursuing studies in Financial Economics and is expected to graduate in Spring 2024. His research focus at CGO centers around energy, particularly involving NEPA data collection. He joined CGO due to his strong interest in effective green energy policy implementation.

If Braxton were to share a single idea with the world, he would advocate for personal growth. About 80-90% of our time is allocated to essential activities such as sleep, work, eating, and leisure. This leaves only a small portion for personal growth. How are you utilizing the remaining 10-20%? Time is finite, and each year grants us the same amount.

Following graduation, Braxton aspires to work as an investment analyst in New York City.

About Student Research Fellowships

Research Fellows at the Center for Growth and Opportunity work alongside CGO’s research staff and a worldwide network of scholars. Our fellows are integral components to the Center’s research process.

During their fellowships, graduate students have the opportunity to write independently as well as contribute to ongoing research. Students are guided through the research process as they help answer questions related to technology and innovation, environmental stewardship, immigration, and tax policy. CGO fellows are encouraged to share their research at academic conferences, poster exhibitions, and symposiums. Our fellows also work with the Center’s outreach team to get their research to the right people, at the right time in order to make real changes in the world.