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About Richard J. Carroll

Richard Carroll has more than 30 years experience as an economist, financial analyst and evaluation specialist. He has published several books and articles on the performance of the U.S. economy. These publications explore U.S. economic issues, trends and performance from 1945 to the present. Richard has worked with the World Bank and other international and bilateral organizations in 37 countries, providing economic and financial expertise for economic policies and international investment projects. He has worked in lending for agriculture, poverty programs and evaluating the impact of macroeconomic reform programs in Asian financial crisis countries. Richard has delivered training programs for foreign officials to improve economic policy-making and project analysis, and has contributed to a project to improve international comparisons of income (ICP).


You may contact Richard Carroll by email or phone 240-644-8653.


The President as Economist: Scoring Economic Performance from Harry Truman to Barack Obama (ABC-CLIO, 2012)

 NewsGuidesTM Top 10 Issues 2011

Desk Reference on the Economy: More Than 600 Answers to Questions that will Help You Understand News, Trends, and Issues (Congressional Quarterly, 2000).

An Economic Record of Presidential Performance: From Truman to Bush, (Praeger, 1995).

Industrial Adjustment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Oxford University Press, 1989).

Articles in Bloomberg View, Presidential Studies Quarterly and Business Library Review on recent U.S. economic performance.

International Experience:

Albania, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, China, Croatia, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macedonia, Madagascar, Moldova, Nigeria, Pakistan, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Uzbekistan,  Yemen and Zambia.


Fluent German, good French, working knowledge of Spanish and Bahasa Indonesia.


BA Economics (1979), MA Economics Georgetown University. MBA Finance, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1988). Fulbright Scholar – for Graduate Study in Economics – 1979-1980, Christian-Albrecht Universitat and the Institut fur Weltwirtschaft, Kiel, Germany.

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