Thomas Hogan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics
Office: Classroom Center, Room 222A
Personal website: http://www.thomaslhogan.com/
Dr. Hogan joined the faculty of West Texas A&M University in 2011 as assistant professor of economics in the Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University where he studied money and banking. He also holds bachelors and masters degrees in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Hogan has worked for Merrill Lynch's commodity trading group and as a derivatives trader for hedge funds in the U.S. and Europe. He is a research fellow at the Cato Institute and a former consultant to the World Bank.
Teaching and Research
Dr. Hogan teaches principles of macroeconomics and money and banking. His research interests include commercial banking, financial institutions, and monetary theory. During his Ph.D., Dr. Hogan also specialized in international development and Austrian economics.
Dr. Hogan is a native Texan. Born and raised in Corpus Christi, he attended college at University of Texas in Austin. After living in Europe for a few years, he returned to Texas to get his M.B.A., only to leave again to study for his Ph.D. in Virginia. Dr. Hogan is very glad to be back in Texas and to join the faculty at WT.
For Dr. Hogan, economics is not just a subject but a passion. He spends much of his free time reading about economic theory and policy. Outside of economics, Dr. Hogan loves playing and watching sports including football, basketball, soccer, rugby, surfing, sailing, water skiing, and snowboarding. He is a big fan of college football, especially the Texas Longhorns, and has added the Buffs to his list of favorite teams.