About Tate Watkins
Tate Watkins is a freelance economics journalist in Nashville, TN. He worked for two years as a journalist and consultant in Haiti, where he researched and wrote about economic development, foreign aid, immigration, and coffee. He has contributed to a variety of outlets, including Bloomberg Businessweek, Wired.com, Reason magazine, Quartz, the old GOOD, and The American Interest.
Watkins grew up in Nashville, TN, received M.A. and B.A. degrees in economics from Clemson University, lived in rural Senegal for a year while in the Peace Corps, and spent two years researching economics and public policy in Washington, D.C.
He laments that some people take offense to the honorific “ma’am,” had a harder time figuring out how to wear a scarf during D.C. winters than learning how to tie a bow tie, and touts the merits of eating lunch alone.
Find a sample of his writing here.
Email: tatemart [at] gmail [dot] com
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