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Diana W. Thomas

Diana W. Thomas

Assistant Professor
Department(s): Economics and Finance
Location:  Business 803
Office Phone:  435.797.2013
Fax:  435.797.2701


Ph.D., Economics, George Mason University, 2009
MA, Economics, George Mason University, 2007
BS, Finance, George Mason University, 2004


Dr. Thomas earned her Diploma in Business Administration from Fachhochschule Aachen in Germany and her BS in Finance from George Mason University in 2004. After working as a junior portfolio manager at Allianz Global Investors in Frankfurt Germany for a year, she returned to George Mason University in the Fall of 2005. She earned her MA in Economics in 2007 and her PhD in Economics in 2009 both from George Mason University. She joined the Huntsman School faculty together with her husband Michael who is currently an adjunct professor of Economics in the fall of 2009. Her primary fields of research are public choice, development economics, and Austrian economics. Dr. Thomas has published papers on political entrepreneurship and the regulation of late medieval German beer markets. She is currently at work on a project exploring informal property rights institutions in the developing world.

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