Dr. Thomas Wier

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Dr. Thomas G. Wier, associate professor of economics, received his Ph. D. in economics in 1992 at the University of Tennessee with fields in regional economic development and monetary theory. Before coming to HSU, Wier performed numerous market potential, impact, and feasibility studies while working with the Economic Analysis Unit of the Tennessee Valley Authority, including a study of the feasible market and economic impact of an NFL football team in Tennessee and a major analysis of the role of the service sector in the Tennessee Valley Economy. Included in this analysis was a complete breakdown of the role of tourism and “export consumer services.” Also before coming to Hardin-Simmons University, he performed such analyses in a consulting capacity, including economic impact studies for Northeastern State University and the Cherokee Nation. His current research interests are the method of business decision-making in economics and business ethics as well as the concept of economic complexity.

Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D ~ Economics ~ University of Tennessee ~ 1992
  • Master of Business Administration ~ Economics ~ Texas Christian University ~ 1989
  • Bachelor of Business Administration ~ Economics ~ Texas Christian University ~ 1988
  • A Princeton Review Best Western College  
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities  
  • Center for Student Opportunity: Promoting a College-Bound Culture  
  • US News Best Colleges  
  • The Chronicle on Higher Education, Great Colleges to Work For: 2011  
  • Military Friendly  
  • Colleges of Distinction  
  • University and College Accountability Network