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Christopher M. Russo is a doctoral candidate in economics at George Mason University. His academic research focuses on monetary economics and economic history. On his journey from GED to PhD, he earned an associate's degree from Raritan Valley Community College, a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University, and a master's degree in financial mathematics from the University of Chicago.

Mr. Russo was the Republican chief economist for the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee. As the lead economic advisor for Congressional Republicans, he briefed members and staff on economic conditions; advised them on economic policy and legislation; and supported oversight of the Treasury Department, Federal Reserve, SEC, and other agencies. He previously advised top policymakers at the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Russo's academic research has been published by the Journal of Markets and Morality.

Russo has been published by prominent outlets including National Review, The Hill, Barron’s, and Reason. His views have been quoted by Dow Jones The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Reuters, S&P Global, and other leading news organizations. Russo has also regularly appeared in live broadcast media, such as C-SPAN Washington Journal and Bloomberg TV. He has testified before the U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and New Hampshire House Committee on Commerce.

Please contact chris@russoecon.com to request media, testimony, or other appearances.