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Breyon Williams is a Ph.D. candidate and instructor of economics in Columbia who works with other economists and policymakers to examine the economics of education, specifically the role of public policy in improving educational, health, and labor outcomes.
Breyon knows that education plays a powerful role in facilitating upward mobility, especially among our most vulnerable populations. He believes that, as an instructor, he must inspire the minds of tomorrow. He is committed to igniting a greater sense of self among his students. Further, Breyon believes that the research he conducts will help to ensure that investments in education are efficiently made and that policies are put into place to enhance the well-being of others.
Breyon has garnered several academic honors, including becoming an American Economic Association Fellow with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and an Alfred G. Smith award recipient for excellence in teaching from the Darla Moore School of Business. His research has been accepted for presentation at several competitive conferences, including the Society of Labor Economists meetings in Toronto, Ontario.
In addition to his work in academia, Breyon is involved in the community. He often visits public schools in the Columbia and surrounding areas to motivate and inspire students to do their very best. Additionally, he mentors minority students interested in pursuing doctoral degrees in economics.
Breyon holds a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of South Carolina.