Holley Ulbrich, Author and Economist

Holley Ulbrich

Economist, Author, Teacher, & Theologian

About Holley

Holley Hewitt Ulbrich retired from Clemson University as Alumni Distinguished Professor of Economics at Clemson University. She holds degrees from the University of Connecticut and from Candler School of Theology at Emory University.  She was a senior fellow at the Strom Thurmond Institute at Clemson University, serving as the State’s leader on tax and budget policy, education finance, and home rule. Holley has authored more than five books in the past decade, where her passion is to generate conversations on faith, politics, and democracy.

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Holley has authored more than 16 books throughout her career. As an economist for the State of South Carolina, she has authored numerous journal articles and op-eds on subjects ranging from K-12 education to road taxes to utility regulation.

Economic Consulting

A former consultant to the World Bank and federal government policy analyst, Ulbrich’s main areas of expertise are state and local taxation, budgets, and education finance.

Speaking & Teaching

Preaching, teaching, and writing are lifelong vocations. In retirement, Ulbrich is a regular circuit preacher, a teacher of short courses, a popular civic organization speaker, and a blogger.



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