Michael D. Thomas
- Discipline: Economics
- Organization: Utah State University
Michael D. Thomas is a public choice economist who earned a PhD in economics from George Mason university in 2009. He has also studied at Duke University while a fellow at the History of Political Economy Center for the academic year 2008-2009. Michael has published papers in Kyklos, the Journal of City and Town Management, the Review of Austrian Economics, and the Journal of Private Enterprise. He has also published policy studies on the unintended consequences of regulation. He is currently working as an clinical assistant professor at Utah State University where he studies transportation economics, regulation policy, and welfare economics. His wife, Diana W. Thomas is an assistant professor of economics at USU. Michael's interest in monetary economics was stimulated while earning a Masters degree at the University of Missouri--St. Louis and while selling mortgage loans during 2001-2003 as a loan originator. Michael received his bachelors degree from the University of Alabama in 2001 and is an avid college football fan.