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Sam Bourgi is contributing writer for MunicipalBonds.com, where he brings more than seven years of progressive experience in economic research, market analysis, and public policy. A published author in peer-reviewed literature, industry research and financial media, Sam has produced authoritative reports covering the financial markets, labor market, and industry verticals. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from McMaster University, with a focus on economic policy and global political economy.

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