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Oliver G. Wood Jr.

Oliver Wood Jr.
Dr. Oliver G. Wood Jr.
P. O. Box 24677
Columbia SC 29223


Ph.D., University of Florida
M.A., University of South Carolina
B.S., University of South Carolina


Noted South Carolina economist Oliver G. Wood Jr. of Columbia is economist-in-residence at the Charleston School of Law.

Wood, who received his doctorate in economics from the University of Florida, has been a consulting economist for attorneys since 1969 in several legal areas, including cases involving personal injury, business loss, punitive damages, family law and employment termination.

An organizer and founding director of Republic National Bank in Columbia, Wood also is a founder and vice chair of BankMeridian in Columbia and Hilton Head. He has assisted with the organization of 11 banks and two savings and loan associations. He has been a consultant to numerous financial institutions.

Wood, who has published numerous articles, monographs and books, has been a distinguished professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina since 1994. Prior to that, he was a professor of banking and finance at the university.

He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of South Carolina.

Wood retired in 1987 as a captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve with 28 years of service.