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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

Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Econ 103.003 Principles of Microeconomics
    TuTh 8:00-9:15 CEN 1704
Econ 103.001 Principles of Microeconomics
    MWF 9:00-9:50 SSS 312
Econ 103.002 Principles of Microeconomics
    MWF 10:00-10:50 SSS 312
Econ 268.001 Environmental Economics
    MW 2:00-3:15 SSS 306



  • Ph.D. Economics ~ University of California, Davis ~ 2002
  • M.A. Economics ~ University of California, Davis ~ 1999
  • B.A. Economics with Mathematics minor ~ Sonoma State University ~ 1997

Organization Memberships:

  • Wisconsin Economics Association (WEA)
  • Midwest Economics Association (MEA)
  • American Economics Association (AEA)
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon ~ National Economics Honor Society (ODE)
  • Mortor Board Honorary Member

Honors & Appointments:

  • Director ~ Chippewa Valley Center for Economic Research & Development ~ 2003 - Present
  • Board Member ~ Wisconsin Economics Association ~ 2006 - Present
  • Board Member ~ Energize Eau Claire County ~ 2007 - Present
  • Council Member ~ Eau Claire County Healthy Communities Council ~ 2008 - Present
  • Student Services Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students ~ 2009
  • Service Learning Excellence Faculty Mentor Award ~ 2008
  • Towers North Residence Hall Favorite Professor Award ~ 2008
  • Katherine Thomas Residence Hall Favorite Professor Award ~ 2005
  • Wisconsin Ideas Fellow ~ University of Wisconsin ~ 2004

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 faculty at UWEC as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2002 and have recently been awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor as of the fall 2008. My research interests are focused on public policy issues. In the past I have conducted research on both welfare reform and recycling policies. My most recent research involves several very timely and interesting policy areas. First I am researching the effectiveness of the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program in improving child nutrition in schools. I am also actively involved in conducting surveys to characterize the Local Foods landscape in Western Wisconsin. I have also been involved in conducting surveys regarding the health care coverage and concerns as well as attitudes toward health care reform among Western Wisconsin residents. My newest research involves assessing the effectiveness of First-Year Experience Programs in improving college student outcomes. Lastly I am involved in a variety of local economic research projects as the Director of the Chippewa Valley Center for Economic Research and Development (CVCERD)

At UWEC I teach the Principles of Microeconomics and Health Economics. I have taught Intermediate Microeconomics for six years, but beginning in the spring 2009 semeser I will move to teaching Environmental Economics instead. I also teach with the Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE) in a variety of programs designed to improve economics education in high schools 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 Urban Frolf. I am a big music fan as well and enjoy listening to a wide variety of bands including DMB, Widespread Panic, and The Dead. I also enjoy spending time outdoors and relaxing with my family at our home in Eau Claire.