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Richard Mack, Ph.D.
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Richard Mack, Ph.D.
Richard Mack is a professor emeritus of economics at Central Washington University. As a regional economist, he has analyzed various facets of the Washington State economy for his three decades of residence, giving particular attention to the differentials in economic performance across industries and sub-regions of the state. Professor Mack has also worked on regional economics and energy issues for the U.S. Department of Energy, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the State of Indiana, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and the Republic of Ireland.
Mack was a founding member of the board of directors of the Kittitas Valley Bank, a de nouveau undertaking that became one of the most profitable small banks in the country prior to its purchase by InterWest Bank. He has taught at Central Washington University since 1972 and has recently served as the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. Prior to discovering economics, he worked as an air traffic controller and as a mechanic on rich persons' automobiles.
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