Assistant Professor of Economics
- 2012 – 2016: Lecturer, University of Tennessee
- 2011 – 2016: Research Assistant, University of Tennessee
- 2010 – 2011: Teaching Assistant, University of Tennessee
- PhD in Economics – University of Tennessee, August 2016
Fields: Public Economics, Environmental Economics, Development Economics
Dissertation: “Essays in Policy Analysis”
- MA in Economics – University of Tennessee, August 2013
- BA in Economics – Winthrop University, May 2010
- “Resource Extraction Shocks and the Proper Identification of Treatment Dates” – Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting, November 2016, Washington D.C.
- “Developing Nations and the Shadow Economy: Addressing the Recursive Fiscal Dilemma” – International Institute of Public Finance Annual Congress, August 2016, South Lake Tahoe, NV.
- “Developing Nations and the Shadow Economy: Addressing the Recursive Fiscal Dilemma” – National Tax Association Annual Meeting, November 2015, Boston, MA.
- “The Clean Air Act Amendments and the Low Sulfur Coal Boom” – Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting, November 2014, Atlanta, GA.
- “On the Reduction of the Variance of Appalachian Topography” – Camp Resources XX, August 2013, Wrightsville Beach, NC.
- Bevier Fellowship, 2015-2016
- Teaching Assistant and Graduate Assistant Professional Development Fund Award, 2015
- Peter Asch Memorial Scholarship, 2015
- Richard Lock Award, 2014
- Sidney I. Simon Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching, 2014
- Graduate Fellowship, 2011-2012
Professional Affiliations and Service
- Discussant, International Institute of Public Finance Annual Congress, August 2016, South Lake Tahoe, NV
- Member, American Economic Association
- Member, Southern Economic Association
- Member, International Institute for Public Policy
- Member, National Tax Association
- Member, Association for Environmental and Resource Economics
- Copy Editor
- Book Editor
- Development Economics
- Public Economics
- Environmental Economics
Dr. Craig is currently working on research related to the firm decisions to operate in the informal sector in developing nations. He is also interested in the regional impacts of labor shocks in resource extraction sectors.