Scott W Barnhart
Field of activityConsulting, Investments
SpecialityEB-5 investment management
ProfileScott W. Barnhart, Ph.D., founder of American Economic Growth Fund, previously founded Barnhart Economic Services, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in EB-5 economic job creation studies
Scott W. Barnhart, Ph.D., founder of American Economic Growth Fund, previously founded Barnhart Economic Services, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in EB-5 economic job creation studies, TEA (Targeted Employment Area) designations, EB-5 business plan writing as well as litigation support services. Dr. Barnhart received his Ph.D. in economics/econometrics from Texas A&M University and is an Associate Professor of Finance and the Program Director of the Certified Financial Planner™ Program at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL.
Dr. Barnhart's experience includes over 150 regional center projects that have recieved approval through the USCIS in the EB-5 program, ranging from $10-$15 million hotels and assisted living facilities to $200-$500 million destination hotels and office buildings and up to a $1.3 billion deep water cargo port off the coast of Louisiana. Professor Barnhart is also an active speaker in the national EB-5 circuit, having discussed various topics and issues in seminars across the US. In addition, Dr. Barnhart has consulted on legal cases ranging from stock valuation and ownership disputes to violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Dr. Barnhart teaches Corporate Finance, Financial Institutions and Investments. His research interests are in the areas of mutual funds, futures markets, corporate governance, exchange rates and the application of econometrics in testing financial theories. His research has been published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Harvard University’s Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Empirical Finance, the Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Review, the Journal of International Money and Finance, the Journal of Futures Markets, and other finance and economics journals.