About the Research Economist
Robert Salvino, Ph.D., is the research economist for the Center for Economic and Community Development. The center is housed within the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration.
Salvino is an assistant professor of economics and teaches courses in economics and entrepreneurship. His research interests concern the economic effects of policies on government performance, entrepreneurship and economic outcomes. Prior to his academic career, Salvino worked in Columbus, Ohio as a geologist for a civil engineering firm and as a large loss property claims adjuster for Nationwide Insurance. He earned a Ph.D. in economics from Georgia State University in 2007. He completed his undergraduate work at Marshall University in 1997.
As CCU's research economist, Salvino monitors economic activity at the local, state and national levels. He provides economic projections for the region and serves as a liaison between the business, government and academic communities. His applied research and consulting activities focus on economic policy, state and local economic development, and business development analysis.