Scott W. Hegerty, Ph.D.

I am an economist, economic geographer, and data scientist in Milwaukee and Chicago. I specialize in international macroeconomics and urban/economic geography, and study financial issues from both perspectives. My main research interests include the macroeconomic effects of credit expansions in Central and Eastern Europe, and the locations of “banking deserts” in U.S. central cities.

Here is my CV.

I am currently at Northeastern Illinois University on the Northwest Side of Chicago, and have previously taught at Canisius College in Buffalo (NY), Beloit College (WI), Milwaukee Area Technical College, and UWM. I have also taught as a visiting professor at the University of Warsaw. In addition, I work as an English–language editor for professional journals and individual manuscripts.

I received my Bachelor of Science in History from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. My specialization was in Central/Eastern Europe and the Baltic region, but my thesis examined mid–20th–century expressway expansion in central–city Milwaukee. I also studied International Relations (and got my first teaching experience) in UWEC’s Political Science department. After working in publishing for a few years, I went back to school for my M.A. in Economics from UW–Milwaukee, and continued on to earn a Ph.D. from UWM in 2007.

In my spare time, I enjoy and play music of all types. I particularly like “old school” R&B, the classical works of Igor Stravinsky, norteña, Afrobeat, and Russian pop. I have played bass in a number of bands and gospel groups, and having just got ahold of a drumset, am working overtime to learn proper rhythm!