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PhD, Economics, Kansas State University
MS, Economics, Auburn University
BS, Economics, Auburn University
Resource Economics, International Trade, Tourism Economics, Time Series Econometrics
Dr. Thompson is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics. He has been a member of the Department of Economics since the Fall 2013 semester. Dr. Thompson received his PhD degree in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University. He holds a MA degree in Economics and a BS degree in Economics from Auburn University. He enjoys interacting with students and teaching a wide variety of economics courses, particularly Principles of Macroeconomics and Principles of Microeconomics.
Dr. Thompson is interested in applied research, particularly in the area of tourism economics and, more recently, on the relationship between economic growth and environmental quality. Dr. Thompson’s research interests include applied micro and macro, particularly in the areas of environmental economics and tourism economics. His research has led to publications in Tourism Economics, Economics Letters, and the Journalof Environmental Protection.
In his spare time he enjoys traveling, playing soccer, and watching college football. He also recently got married. His wife is from Colombia, so in his spare time, somewhat reluctantly, he works on his salsa dancing and Spanish.
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