Dr. Thomas Cooper

Dr. Thomas Cooper

Dr. Tom Cooper joined the Business Administration and Economics Department as Professor of Economics and Chair of the Department in the fall of 1999. After growing up in South Carolina, Cooper obtained an A.B. in Economics from Davidson College in 1977 and subsequently earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 1984.  Before coming to Georgetown College, he taught at the University of Florida and at Lyon College (located in Arkansas).  He also served as department chair for several years at Lyon.  Cooper has conducted research in the areas of antitrust economics and strategic firm behavior. For six years he served as an Associate Editor for the Southern Economic Journal.  Cooper and his wife have two children.

Courses Taught

  • BUA 336 Quantitative Business Methods
  • ECO 221 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO 313 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • ECO 405 Government Regulation of Business
  • ECO 410 International Economics
  • ECO 425 Financial Institutions and Monetary Economics

Previous Employment

1981-1987 University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
1987-1999 Lyon College, Batesville, AR (founded as Arkansas College)
1999- Georgetown College

Selected Publications

“Most-Favored-Customer Pricing and Tacit Collusion,” The RAND Journal of Economics, 17, Autumn 1986, pp. 377-388.

“Indirect Competition with Spatial Product Differentiation,” Journal of Industrial Economics, 37, March 1989, pp. 241-257.

“The Most-Favored-Nation Pricing Policy and Negotiated Prices,” (with Tim Fries). International Journal of Industrial Organization, 9, June 1991, pp. 209-223.

Areas of Interest

  1. Antitrust policy
  2. Microeconomic theory

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