About Dr. Andrew Brod
Dr. Andrew Brod is a Senior Research Fellow in the Center for Business and Economic Research at UNCG's Bryan School of Business and Economics. He has been affiliated with CBER since 1999, when the center was first established. Dr. Brod was a faculty member in the Economics Department at UNCG from 1989 to 1999.
Dr. Brod holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota and did his undergraduate work at the University of Illinois. His academic research has included work on industrial and environmental economics. His current research interests include regional economic development and the home furnishings industry. He is a former board member and vice president of the Association for University Business and Economic Research.
In addition, Dr. Brod writes a monthly column on economic policy in the Business Journal of the Triad and has written regular columns for the Greensboro News & Record and Home Furnishings Retailer. He has served on a series of committees for the City of Greensboro, most notably the Living Wage Study Committee, which he chaired. Dr. Brod is a frequent speaker in the community and was named Outstanding Conference Speaker for 2009 and 2010 by the North Carolina Association of CPAs.
Dr. Brod lives in Greensboro with his wife, Karen Friedman Brod, and their two sons. He is a past president of Greensboro's Temple Emanuel, the former faculty adviser of UNCG Hillel, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties of North Carolina. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Greensboro Jewish Federation.