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2019 Speaker: Laura Ullrich

The Impact of the Wealth Gap

A General Session
Friday, June 14, 9:45 a.m.





Laura Ullrich, Ph.D.

Regional Economist

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond



Laura Ullrich is a regional economist at the Charlotte branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Previously, Laura was associate dean for undergraduate programs and a professor of economics at Winthrop University, Rock Hill, S.C. She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Georgia and a master’s and doctorate in economics from the University of Tennessee.

Prior to graduate school, Laura worked as a business consultant for Ernst & Young, specializing in executive compensation determination. In 2014, she served as a Fulbright Scholar teaching economics in Kosovo and has spent considerable time working on local economic development issues in Bolivia.

Laura’s research interests include higher education, school finance reform, local and state level tax and expenditure analyses, welfare policy, and the economic impact of local development.

She is an active member of her community, currently serving as president of the board for Family Promise of York County. Laura also serves on the Leadership Committee for the Rock Hill Technology Incubator and the Winthrop Eagle Club board.