Dr. Briggs Depew is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University and a Research Fellow with the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Germany. Briggs earned a PhD in Economics at the University of Arizona in 2013. Prior to joining Utah State University, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Louisiana State University. Briggs enjoys both teaching and research. While at LSU he was awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher award in his department. His research is focused on policy-oriented microeconomic topics and has been published in leading academic journals. His work studying the Affordable Care Act was cited in the October 2014 Council of Economic Advisers report to the President of the United States. His research has also been featured in several media outlets including The Washington Post and NPR.