Nick Harlan is a research associate at the Sunwater Institute. He received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During his studies, he traveled abroad to study the vertical integration of China’s poultry industry and the stagflation experienced in Brazil’s economy. A Peoria native, he served as a congressional intern on Capitol Hill for Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) and Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL-18) before joining Sunwater.