Dr. Eric C. Thompson is the W.W. Marshall Associate Professor of Economics and the director of the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Thompson’s research examines the sources and consequences of state and local economic growth and the economics of infrastructure. Through his work at the Bureau, Thompson provides economists with practical opportunities to conduct applied economic research and trains economics and business students to conduct applied research on timely economic and business topics.
James R. Schmidt is the James W. and Helen A. Hanson Professor of Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He received his Ph.D. degree in economics from Rice University. Schmidt is a three-time recipient of the College of Business Administration's Distinguished Teaching Award and has been recognized on multiple occasions by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Parents Association for his contributions to students.
Schmidt’s research interests include regional econometric methods, sub-state projections, applications of artificial instrumental variables, and the dynamics of blended learning environments. His teaching areas are business statistics and econometrics. He offers courses in blended, online, and traditional formats. Schmidt has served on the thesis and dissertation committees of over 100 graduate students from a wide variety of academic departments.