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Interns - Policy Lab Group

Matt Kelly

Matt KellyEconomics – is the Policy Lab Group Director as well as a policy analyst. His research has focused on three areas: special district spending priorities and political entrepreneurship, an analysis of Tallahassee’s permitting processes, and comparing Florida’s local governments in respect to per-business regulatory burdens. See staff section for contact information





Tyler Worthington

Tyler WorthingtonEconomics – is the former Data Analytics Director and a policy analyst contributor. After graduating, his work with Matt Kelly continues to be published, specifically: special district spending priorities and political entrepreneurship, and comparing Florida’s local governments in respect to per-business regulatory burdens.




Marisa Lupica

Marisa LupicaEconomics – is a policy analyst intern. Her research has focused on targeted industry tax incentives in the state of Florida where she investigates incentive eligibility standards, the incentives opportunity gap between small and big businesses, and the effect tax incentives have on both employment levels and price distortion.




Casey Barr

Casey BarrEconomics – is a policy analyst intern. His research has focused on two main areas: first, the productivity of community redevelopment agencies within which his work has also specialized in decision making processes; and second, the unclear effects of tax increment financing.





Chad Thomas

Chad ThomasEconomics – is a policy analyst intern. His research has focused on the effects that anti-price gouging laws have on storm recovery processes. Specifically, his work takes a look at the interaction between market supply signals and privatized resource allocation efforts and how these laws play a role in supply shortage rates.




Erick Winterkamp

Erick WinterkampEconomics; Risk Management – is a policy analyst intern. His research has primarily focused on the economic importance of the tourism industry in Florida. In this, he investigates tourism’s role in community building, the effect of tourism on overall income, and the effects of the tourism development tax.