Office: CPS 402
Professor of Economics
Chief Economist, Central Wisconsin Economic Research Bureau (CWERB)
I have been the chief economist of the Central Wisconsin Economic Research Bureau at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point since 1986. Furthermore, I am a professor of economics and teach in the areas of regional economics and finance. In addition, I have served two terms as chair of the Divison of Business and Economics. I received my M.A. in accounting and M.B.A. from Ball State University in Indiana, and took my Ph.D. at Kansas State University.
I have been recognized on numerous occasions by the School of Business and Economics at UWSP for my research and community-university service. I have published in a number of scholarly journals, which deal with regional economics. Moreover, I have published approximately two hundred Quarterly Economic Indicator Reports for Marathon, Portage, and Wood counties. Further, I am a past member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Midwest Economic Workshop and served on the Wisconsin Department of Revenue Forecast Advisory Council. I am currently a member of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s employment projection panel.
I am a frequent invited speaker at professional gatherings and am regularly interviewed by regional newspapers, radio, and television stations on matters pertaining to the economy.
“Economic Indicator Reports for Central Wisconsin.” UWSP Central Wisconsin Economic Research Bureau
, 1986- 2008. Approximately 200 publications.
“Workforce Needs of Central Wisconsin: A Survey of Area Employers.” With Robert Enright. UWSP Central Wisconsin Economic Research Bureau
“Convergence or Divergence? A study of Regional Business Cycle Patterns among U.S. Census Regions.” With Dennis Palmini. Regional Science Perspectives
, Vol. 22, Number 2, 1992.
“Central Wisconsin’s Industrial Structural Change.” Wisconsin Workforce 2000: Hearings before the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States
. U.S. government Printing Office.
“Estimating the Impact of Higher Electric Rates on Intersectorial Prices: An Input-Output approach.” The Review of Regional Studies, Vol.19, No. 2, Spring 1989.
“A Long Hard Slog: Debt and Economic Recovery,” with H. Scott Wallace,
Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research, (2013).”
"The American Pie: Income Inequality in the United States,” with H. Scott
Wallace, International Journal of Economics and Social Science Research,
- Regional Economics
- Money and Financial Markets
- Financial Management
- Econ 210: Principles of Macroeconomics
- Econ 211: Principles of Microeconomics
- Econ 360: Money and Financial Markets
- Econ 374: Regional Economics
- Bus 352: Financial Management