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Charles Baschnagel

Board of Governors

Dr. Baschnagel is an economist and mathematician with extensive training in economic modeling, data analysis, and econometric methods. Research interests include economics of higher education, pre-K, healthcare, military readiness, socioeconomic status indexes, immigration, travel, and trade. He received a Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland and B.A.s in Economics and Mathematics, with honors, from Williams College. While at Williams College, he was a Class of 1957 Scholar and won the Mead Prize in Economics. He was also a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship in 2005. Dr. Baschnagel’s Economics dissertation was on “The Price Sensitivity of Demand for Higher Education Among Non-Traditional Students.”

Charles is currently employed as a Lead Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton and teaches health economics as a Professorial Lecturer at the Milken Institute School of Public Health within George Washington University. He has been an NEC member for over 5 years and served as the VP for Special Programs for three years. Before his tenure as VP of Special Programs he has selected as an NEC-Kakehashi scholar during the initial year of the program and was selected as the coordinator and chaperone for the second iteration of the program and the organizer for the third.

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The National Economists Club encourages the exchange of ideas on economics, business, and policy through meetings featuring high-profile speakers.

Members, mostly from around the nation’s capital, hail from business, government, academe, nonprofits, and international organizations. Luncheons, receptions, and other events are also designed for socializing and networking. NEC is affiliated with the National Association for Business Economics, is nonpartisan, and takes no policy positions