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Dr. Eric Jamelske

Eric JamelskeProfessor
Office: SSS 471
Phone: (715) 836-3254
Curricular Page | Curriculum Vita (pdf)

Fall 2016 Class Schedule:
Econ 280.001 Health Economics
     TuTh 9:30-10:45 CEN 2924
Econ 280.002 Health Economics
     TuTh 11:00-12:15 CEN 2924
Econ 103.002 Principles of Microeconomics
     6:00-8:45pm Tu CEN 2614



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Classes Taught:

  • Econ 280 ~ Health Economics
  • Econ 268 ~ Environmental Economics
  • Econ 103 ~ Principles of Microeconomics
  • Econ 303 ~ Intermediate Microeconomics


I received my Ph.D. in economics in the summer of 2002 with specialty fields in Public Economics, International Economics, and Econometrics. I joined the economics department faculty at UWEC as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2002 and am now a tenured full professor. I also serve as the collaborative research director for the Chippewa Valley Center for Economic Research and Development (CVCERD)

My research interests are focused on public policy issues. My past research topics include welfare reform issues, recycling policies, higher education retention, public opinion on health care reform, local food purchasing as well as a variety of research related to the local/regional Eau Claire/West-Central WI economy. My current research involves two very timely and interesting policy areas. First, I am researching ways to motivate children to eat more fruits and vegetables, and second, I am researching public opinion on climate change issues and policy. All of my current research involves the active participation of multiple student research assistants and community/university/international partners.

At UWEC I currently teach Principles of Microeconomics, Health Economics and Environmental Economics. I have also taught Intermediate Microeconomics. Additionally, I serve as a teacher and workshop facilitator for the Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE) in an effort to improve high school economics education and promote economic literacy among young people. 

I am an avid sports fan and enjoy watching almost all sports. In terms of participation, I enjoy playing basketball, ultimate Frisbee, golf and Frisbee golf(Frolf). I am a big music fan as well and enjoy listening to a wide variety of bands including Dave Matthews Band and the Grateful Dead. I also enjoy traveling and seeing live music and spending time outdoors and relaxing with my family at our home in Eau Claire.