Scott Baier is a Professor at Clemson University and a Senior Affiliated Scholar for the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He is currently serving as the Chair of the John E. Walker Department of Economics. He holds a doctorate in economics from Michigan State University. Prior to joining the faculty at Clemson, Professor Baier was an Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame, where he was awarded the Amoco Outstanding Teacher Award. Professor Baier’s research interests include the causes and consequences of globalization, the economic impact of free trade agreements, and economic growth. From 1999-2012, Scott was a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta. From 2007-2008, he served as a Senior Economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. More recently, he has also served as consultant to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and United States International Trade Commission (USITC).