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Clyde W Barrow, Ph.D.

Dr. Barrow specializes in public policy research and analysis.  His areas of expertise include feasibility analysis, economic impact analysis, regional economic development, survey development and implementation, and policy analysis.  He has provided consulting services to private companies, business and trade associations, governments, non‐profit organizations, and educational institutions. His work has involved a wide variety of industries, including casino gaming, retail trade, science and technology, textiles and apparel, national defense, education, health care, and arts and crafts.

For nearly two decades, Dr. Barrow has been studying the economic, fiscal, and social impacts of casino gaming, including commercial casinos, racinos, and Indian gaming.   He has studied existing and proposed gaming around the United States, including California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.  He is project manager for the New England Gaming Research Project, which conducts research and analysis of New England and Northeastern casino gaming.


Dr. Barrow’s research has been published in various scholarly journals, including Gaming Law Review and Economics, Gaming Research & Review Journal, Journal of Travel Research, and Massachusetts Benchmarks.  He has also published many books, book chapters, applied policy monographs, book reviews, and articles in trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.  He has delivered numerous conference papers and invited talks, and delivered expert testimony to the Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island state legislatures, as well as other state and federal agencies.  Dr. Barrow has been widely cited in the press, including more than 2,100 newspaper articles.

Dr. Barrow is a professor of public policy and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley.  Previously, he was affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth for 27 years and directed its Center for Policy Analysis.


Dr. Barrow holds a B.A. from Texas A&M University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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