Matthew is a senior economist in Community Development and Engagement, where he focuses on research for the Center for Indian Country Development. Before joining the Bank, Matthew was an associate professor of economics at Roger Williams University and, prior to that, a visiting economics professor at Grinnell College. He has conducted research on a wide range of topics within tribal economic development and published work on historical development, Indian removal, land rights, and agricultural productivity. Matthew is a member of the Association for Economic Research of Indigenous People.
Matthew received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, where he specialized in applied microeconomics and economic history.