Experts in the Field of Business
As director of the Bureau of Business Research, Eric Thompson oversees the development of various economic analyses and indexes, such as the consumer confidence index, the business confidence index, and Nebraska's leading economic indicators. He also has analyzed the impact of various businesses and industries upon the Nebraska economy. Recent research has included studies of the economic impacts of the insurance industry, the manufacturing sector and of ethanol production in the state. Through his work at the bureau, Thompson provides economists with practical opportunities to conduct economic research and he trains economics and business students to conduct applied research on timely economic and business topics.