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Research Associate, The University of Montana

Bryce Ward, PhD., is a Research Associate at the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities at the University of Montana and the co-founder of ABMJ Consulting. Bryce has a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and a B.A. in Economics and History from the University of Oregon. Bryce’s areas of expertise include econometric analysis and applied microeconomics -- including health economics, labor economics, urban and regional economics, public finance, and environmental and natural resource economics. He previously worked as Associate Director and Director of Health Care Research at the University of Montana's Bureau of Business and Economic Research and as a Senior Economist at ECONorthwest, a Portland, OR based consulting firm. He has taught courses in microeconomic theory, econometrics, labor economics, public finance, environmental and natural resource economics, and social economics at Harvard University, Lewis and Clark College, the University of Oregon, and Portland State University.


  • 2014–2019
    Founder, ABMJ Consulting
  • 2018–2019
    Research Associate, University of Montana, Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities
  • 2014–2018
    Associate Director/Director of Health Care Research, University of Montana, Bureau of Business and Economic Research
  • 2005–2013
    Senior Economist, ECONorthwest