Bernard L.  Weinstein

Bernard L. Weinstein

Bernard L. Weinstein is director of the Center for Economic Development and Research and a professor of applied economics at the University of North Texas in Denton. The Center was established in 1989 to provide economic analysis and consulting services to university constituents in the private, non-profit, and public sectors. He also serves as director of the Institute of Applied Economics, which offers masters degree programs in economic development.Dr. Weinstein studied public administration at Dartmouth College and received his B.A. in 1963. After a year of study at the London School of Economics and Political Science, he began graduate work in economics at Columbia University, receiving an M.A. in 1966 and a Ph.D. in 1973.He has taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the State University of New York, the University of Texas at Dallas, and Southern Methodist University. He has been a research associate with the Tax Foundation in Washington, D.C., and the Gray Institute in Beaumont, Texas. He has worked for several U.S. government agencies including the President’s Commission on School Finance, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Federal Trade Commission.Dr. Weinstein has authored or co-authored numerous books, monographs, and articles on the subjects of economic development, public policy, and taxation, and his work has appeared in professional journals such as Land Economics, Challenge, Society, Policy Review, Economic Development Quarterly, Policy Studies Journal, and Annals Of Regional Science. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and a number of regional newspapers and magazines. He is a former member of the editorial board of Society magazine and currently serves on the Dallas Morning News Board of Economists.Dr. Weinstein has been a consultant to many companies, non-profit organizations, and government agencies, and he testifies frequently before legislative, regulatory, and judicial bodies. His clients have included AT&T, Texas Instruments, Entergy, Devon Energy, the Nuclear Energy Institute, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the Western Governors Association, the City of San Antonio, and the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress.Dr. Weinstein was director of federal affairs for the Southern Growth Policies Board from 1978 to 1980 and served as director of the Task Force on the Southern Economy of the 1980 Commission on the Future of the South. From 1984 to 1987 he was chairman of the Texas Economic Policy Advisory Council and from 1987 to 1988 served as visiting scholar with the Sunbelt Institute in Washington, D.C. In 1992 he was appointed by Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock to the Texas Partnership for Economic Development. He is currently a senior fellow with the Southern Growth Policies Board, and he serves on the board of the Dallas Business Finance Corporation. He is also a director of Beal Bank, the largest locally-owned bank in Texas.