Michael Pakko

Chief Economist and State Forecaster

Institute for Economic Advancement, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Age: 50


Michael Pakko

From 1993 until 2009, Michael Pakko was a research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, where he published research on topics such as international trade, economic growth, macroeconomics and public policy. 

Pakko was also an adjunct assistant professor at Saint Louis University’s Cook School of Business and was a research fellow at the Show-Me Institute, a public policy think tank. From 2006 until 2009, Pakko was the Little Rock Zone Expert for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, monitoring and reporting on economic conditions in Arkansas.