Patrick joined the Budget & Tax Center in December 2014 as the Center’s dedicated economic analyst. He now serves as the team’s Research Manager.
Prior to joining the Budget and Tax Center, Patrick served as a Fiscal Analyst for the North Carolina General Assembly where his duties included economic impact modeling, tax and appropriation analysis, and monitoring economic development policy. Patrick has also worked for the International Economic Development Council in Washington, DC and the Center for Competitive Economies at UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Patrick holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the UNC Chapel Hill and has worked on a range of economic issues including labor force dynamics, disaster recovery, sustainable development, and workforce development.View Patrick McHugh's Publications