Tyson was a Graduate Research Fellow with the Center for Growth and Opportunity. He graduated with his Masters in Economics in Spring 2023. He completed his undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science in 2022.
At the CGO, Tyson’s research focuses on technology and tax policy. Joining the CGO allowed him to actively engage in economics-based research. He researched gas tax reform, congressional redistricting, and co-authored the Benchmark article titled “US roads are crumbling and so is our means of paying for them“.
Tyson believes in the importance of recognizing that disagreements do not make people enemies. He emphasizes understanding different perspectives, respecting diverse viewpoints, and working collaboratively to find compromises. By fostering such an approach, a better world can be achieved, whether it is in national politics or personal relationships.
Tyson plans to gain experience in the private sector before pursuing a seat in the Utah State Legislature.
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.