School of Business and Economics

At the School of Business and Economics, our goal is to educate high-quality students who focus on innovation, new technologies, entrepreneurship, and business development. Our staff and faculty work closely with students, alumni, industry leaders, and business professionals to provide a unique and distinctive career path.

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Paul Nelson

Paul A Nelson

PhD in Economics, University of Wisconsin

Contact

906-487-2809
pnelson@mtu.edu

Associate Professor of Economics, School of Business and Economics

Dr. Nelson served as an Army Field Artillery Officer, Operations Research Analyst, and Comptroller Staff Officer in the 1960s. He has been on the Michigan Tech faculty since 1972. He has served as a consultant on economic regulation to the Postal Rate Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Administration, the

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Daya Muralidharan

Daya Muralidharan

PhD, Economics, University of California, Riverside

Contact

dmuralid@mtu.edu

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Business and Economics

Dr. Muralidharan earned her PhD in Economics from University of California, Riverside. She is currently researching efficiency and sustainability of the world’s natural resources with special interest in water shortages, pollution, and how they relate to agriculture and groundwater issues.  Dr. Muralidharan is also studying the impact of sustainable

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Thomas E Merz

PhD, Economics, University of Pittsburgh, 1980

Contact

906-487-2805
temerz@mtu.edu

Associate Dean, School of Business and Economics

1978-80 Instructor Miami  (Ohio) University; 1980 arrived at Michigan Tech 1990-91 Visiting Fellow, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia 1994-2006 Houghton City Council; 1996-2006 Mayor of Houghton 1996-present (with 2 years off) Houghton City Planning Commission 2006 & 2007 Visiting Fellow, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia 2008-present Associate Dean,