Barry Ryan is a policy analyst in the areas of public finance, economic development, and agriculture. His job is to improve public policy by providing decision makers with relevant empirical information. He has 20 years of experience in research design, data analysis, and reporting on policy issues for government, private and non-profit organizations. Barry earned a bachelors degree in agricultural economics and masters degree in public finance from the University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics, where he worked as a research fellow until July 2006. Barry is currently a private consultant living in Cape Canaveral, Florida.



Public Finance - tax policy and intergovernmental fiscal relations are central issues in recent work on road funding and earlier studies of rural water infrastructure - most recently:

Economic Development  - jobs and community development are research topics in fiscal impact and economic growth studies - most recently:

Agriculture - biotechnology in plant agriculture is a research area that extends earlier work on the farm economy - most recently:


Education      University of Minnesota                       M.S. Public Finance 1988

                       Department of Applied Economics      B.S.  Agricultural Economics 1985