Christopher R. Thomas

"Profit is not a four-letter word -- maximize it!"

Department of Economics
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Ave., CMC 208D
Tampa, FL 33620
Phone: (813) 974-6546

Christopher R. Thomas received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Texas A&M University (1975 and 1980). Thomas worked for two years as an energy economist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory before coming to University of South Florida in 1982. He teaches managerial economics at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Professor Thomas also teaches courses in business strategy and organization, and government regulation and antitrust. He has won numerous awards for teaching and served as Exide Professor of Sustainable Enterprise 2004-2010.

     Professor Thomas has published a number of scholarly articles on government regulation of industry and antitrust issues in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Economics and Business, Journal of Economic Education, Review of Law and Economics, Atlantic Economic Journal, Oil and Gas Tax Quarterly, and Quarterly Review of Economics and Business.

     Professor Thomas coauthors Managerial Economics: Foundations of Business Analysis and Strategy (McGraw-Hill/Irwin), which is now in its twelfth U.S. edition along with a Chinese language edition.  He is also coeditor with William F. Shughart of the Oxford Handbook in Managerial Economics and serves on the Oxford Handbook editorial board.