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University of Nebraska–Lincoln


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Eric Thompson

Department Chair, K.H. Nelson College Professor of Economics and Director of Bureau of Business Research
HLH 525 Y
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 department chair and Karl H. Nelson 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.