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Bill directs the Center for Economic & Policy Studies. He is also Professor of Public Policy in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and an adjunct faculty member in the Economics Department. Before joining U.Va., he served as Associate Director for Economic & Regulatory Analysis with the Virginia Department of Planning & Budget where he coordinated state expenditure forecasts and the economic analysis of state regulations. 

434-982-5376
shobe@virginia.edu
Research Specialist

Steve is a research assistant at the Center for Economic and Policy Studies. His duties include gathering and disseminating data related to economic activities in Virginia and surveying localities about tax and finance related activities. He also serves as a contact for inquiries from the public about information and data resources pertaining to Virginia’s economy.

434-982-5638
sck7x@virginia.edu
Regional Economist

Terry Rephann is a regional economist at the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. Prior to this appointment, he was the Director of Institutional Research at Allegany College of Maryland and Senior Scientist at the Spatial Modelling Centre in Kiruna, Sweden. He also served two terms as a City Councilman in Cumberland, Maryland. Mr. Rephann earned his B.A. in economics and mathematics from Frostburg State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from West Virginia University. He has published papers in a variety of economics, planning, and public policy journals on the subjects of local economic impact analysis, education, and crime.

434-982-4501
trephann@virginia.edu
Policy Economist

Tanya Wanchek is a health economist with a joint appointment in Public Health Sciences, where she teaches a course on Health Care Economics. She focuses on occupational licensure, oral health care, mental health law, and end-of-life care.

434-982-5697
twanchek@virginia.edu