The Beacon Hill Institute for Public Policy Research focuses on federal, state and local economic policies as they affect citizens and businesses, particularly in Massachusetts. The Institute, which is part of Suffolk University, uses state-of-the-art statistical, mathematical and econometric methods to provide timely and readable analyses that help voters, policymakers and opinion leaders understand today's leading public policy issues.

In addition to serving as executive director of the Beacon Hill Institute, David G. Tuerck serves as professor and chairman of the Suffolk University Department of Economics.

Dr. Tuerck is an authority on public policy issues including state tax policy and analysis, welfare reform and the economics of regulation. He has made more than 100 television and radio appearances and has testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, Subcommittee on Children and Families, as well as various committees of the Massachusetts legislature. He is past president of the North American Economics and Finance Association and a Heritage Foundation Policy Expert in Economics.

Dr. Tuerck has published numerous books and articles, including Trade Policy and the Price System and Foreign Trade and U.S. Policy with Leland Yeager. His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, The Washington Times and many other publications.

Prior to joining Suffolk University in 1982, he was a director in the Economic Analysis Group at Coopers & Lybrand, Washington, DC. Prior to that, he served as director of the Center for Research and Advertising at the American Enterprise Institute.

Dr. Tuerck holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Virginia. His dissertation director was James M. Buchanan, Nobel Laureate in Economics. He can be reached via e-mail at


David G. Tuerck, Executive Director

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