​Kevin Neuman

Kevin Neuman kneuman@uwsp.edu
Phone: 715-346-3875
Office: CPS 436

Professional Title:
Professor of Economics


As a native of Minocqua, I have long been familiar with central and northern Wisconsin. I conducted my undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where I received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Spanish. Afterwards, I received my Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame where I specialized in Labor Economics and the Economics of Aging. Upon completion of graduate school, I taught for a year at Drew University, a liberal arts college in northern New Jersey, and returned home to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in August of 2005. My research focus is labor economics, emphasizing the retirement decision and the implications of an aging society. Specific research projects have included the health effects of retirement, the distribution of retirement leisure in society, and the overall health and well-being of the older segment of society.


  • University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
    • Doctor of Philosophy, Economics, May 2004
    • Dissertation: The Health Effects of Retirement: A   Theoretical and Empirical Investigation Dr. Teresa 
    • Ghilarducci, Chair 
    • Master of Arts, Economics, May 2003 
  • University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI 
    • Bachelor of Arts, Economics, summa cum laude, December 1999
    • Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, December 1999

Fields of Specialization 

  • Primary: Labor Economics 
  • Secondary: Economics of Aging, Applied Microeconomics​


  • Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI. School of Business and Economics. August 2011 – present. 
  • Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI. School of Business and Economics. August 2005 – August 2011. 
    • Courses Taught and Developed: 
    • Labor Economics 
    • Collective Bargaining 
    • Principles of Macroeconomics 
    • Sports Economics 
    • Professional Development and Awards: 
    • ​School of Business and Economics Excellence in Teaching Award 2010 
    • Division of Business and Economics Excellence in Teaching Award 2008 
    • Teaching Partners program 2007-2008 
  • Assistant Professor, Drew University, Madison, NJ. Department of Economics. September 2004–August 2005. 
    • Courses Taught and Developed: 
    • Economics of Labor and Trade Unions 
    • Economic Principles: Macroeconomics 
    • Economic Statistics and Introductory Econometrics 
    • Economic Principles: Microeconomics 
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. Department of Economics. Fall 2003. 
    • Courses: 
    • Principles of Microeconomics: for Professor Thomas Swartz

Selected Publications:

“Is There Another Union Premium? The Effect of Union Membership on Retirement Satisfaction.” Forthcoming 2011. Industrial & Labor Relations Review.

“2008-2009 Tuition and Fees in Higher Education.” With Brian Kench and Scott Wallace. Forthcoming 2011. Business Studies Journal.
“Retirement, Death, and the Distribution of Retirement Leisure.” With Daniel Lawson. Forthcoming 2010. Journal of Economics.
“Quit Your Job and Get Healthier? The Effect of Retirement on Health.” 2008. Journal of Labor Research. Vol. 29(2): 177-201.

Research Interests:

  • Labor Economics
  • Economics of Aging
  • Sports Economics

Courses Taught:

  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Labor Economics
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Sports Economics


Monday​ Tuesday​ ​Wednesday Thursday​ Friday​
9:30-11 a.m.
Office Hours

​ 11-11:50 a.m.
ECON 110
CPS 116
11-11:50 a.m.
ECON 110
CPS 116​
​11-11:50 a.m.
ECON 110
CPS 116​

1-3 p.m.
Office Hours
Noon-2 p.m.
Office Hours
2-3:15 p.m.
ECON 345
CCC 214​​​
3:30-5 p.m.
​​2-3:15 p.m.
ECON 345
CCC 214​
5:30-6:45 p.m.
ECON 110
CPS 322​
* Office hours are available by appointment on Monday through Wednesday.