Associate Professor of Economics
Mammel Hall 332BB
College of Business Administration University of Nebraska at Omaha
6708 Pine Street
Omaha, NE 68182
Phone: (402) 554-2828
Fax: (402) 554-3747
Link to CV
Education PhD (Indiana University)
Teaching Professor Decker teaches Managerial Economics in the graduate program, and Principles of Microeconomics in the
undergraduate program. He was honored as the MBA Outstanding Professor of the Year in 2007, 2005, and 2003.
In 2004, he received the College of Business Administration Dean's Citation for Outstanding Teaching.
His teaching interests include Industrial Organization, and Environmental and Natural Resource Economics.
Research Dr. Decker's research interests include environmental and energy economics, industrial organization, regional economics,
land use economics, forecasting, and economic history. His work has been published in a number of academic journals
including Economic Inquiry, the Journal of Law and Economics, Regulation & Governance, Ecological Economics,
Contemporary Economic Policy, Growth and Change, Annals of Regional Science, Applied Economics, Journal of Economic
Research, and the Eastern Economic Journal. He has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Economics,
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and the Journal
of Public Economics. In 2005, he received the College of Business Administration Dean's Citation for
Outstanding Research. Professor Decker is a member of the American Economics Association, Western Economics
Association, and the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
Service Before joining the professoriate, Dr. Decker provided forecasting related to energy pricing and
consumption, macroeconomic factors, and forecasting for the US construction industry for DRI/WEFA
and FW Dodge/McGraw-Hill. He was also involved in regional economic impact analysis and forecasting
for the Center for Econometric Model Research at Indiana University.