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Dr. Thomas Kemp

Professional portrait of Thomas Kemp
  • Department Chair
  • Professor
  • Economics

Dr. Thomas Kemp is Chair and Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. His former employers include the Department of Transport – Abu Dhabi (2011-2012), The City of Eau Claire, WI (2007-2011), and Denver University (2001 – 2002). He currently teaches Applied Research Methods, International Trade and Finance, The History of Economic Thought, and Macroeconomics. His ongoing research interests include hedonic modeling, local economic development and transportation policy, and public policy design. Dr. Kemp has served on the Eau Claire Redevelopment Authority from 2008 through 2011 and again since 2015. He has authored dozens of policy papers related to the above topics; his academic work has been published in a variety of journals including The Appraisal Journal, Journal of Economic Issues, Review of Social Economy, and The Forum for Social Economics; and he is the author of the books, Progress and Reform: The Economic Thought of John R. Commons (2009) and Basic Macroeconomics (2016).

In his spare time Dr. Kemp enjoys spending time with his family, wasting time and money riding and repairing old Lambretta and Vespa motor-scooters, and creating too much noise playing the guitar. 

Teaching Interests
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • History of Economic Thought
  • International Trade and Finance
  • Applied Economic Development Strategies
Research and Creative Activities
  • Local/State Economic Policy and Development
  • Hedonic Modeling
  • Economic Philosophy
  • Ph.D., Colorado State University (Economics)
  • M.A., Colorado State University (Economics)
  • B.A., Carthage College (Economics, Minor in Modern Languages)