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University of Nebraska–Lincoln


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Eric Thompson

K.H. Nelson College Professor, Professor of Economics and Director of the Bureau of Business Research
HLH 523 AA
P.O. Box 880489
Lincoln, NE 68588-0489
(402) 472-3318
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Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992 B.A., Public Policy, University of Chicago, 1986

Research Interests
  • Regional Economics
  • Local & State Economic Development
  • Economic Forecasting
Dr. Eric C. Thompson is the Karl H. Nelson Associate Professor of Economics and the director of the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Thompson’s research examines the sources and consequences of state and local economic growth and the economics of infrastructure. Through his work at the Bureau, Thompson provides economists with practical opportunities to conduct applied economic research and trains economics and business students to conduct applied research on timely economic and business topics.