Thomas Birch

PROFESSOR
Phone: (603) 641-4108
Office: Business Administration, 88 Commercial Street, RM 506, Manchester, NH 03101
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Thomas Birch arrived at UNH Manchester in 1987 and fell in love with teaching the diverse students attending our college. Dr. Birch finds that one of the attractive features of the UNH Manchester Business Program is its commitment to a liberal arts education while preparing students to be thoughtful as well as effective participants in the business world. He said, "Chances are you will not combine economics and literature like me, but your undergraduate experience at UNH Manchester will allow you to explore interactions between business and economics, business and politics, business and communication, business and technology, and provide many other opportunities to forge creative connections of your own."

He grew up in the Midwest and majored in economics as an undergraduate at a small liberal arts college in Ohio. He did his graduate work at Indiana University where he received a Ph.D. in Economics in 1983. His dissertation emphasized the importance of evaluating government investment projects in terms of their influence on business investment decisions and resulting tax revenue.

Profile

Thomas Birch arrived at UNH Manchester in 1987 and fell in love with teaching the diverse students attending our college. Dr. Birch finds that one of the attractive features of the UNH Manchester Business Program is its commitment to a liberal arts education while preparing students to be thoughtful as well as effective participants in the business world. He said, "Chances are you will not combine economics and literature like me, but your undergraduate experience at UNH Manchester will allow you to explore interactions between business and economics, business and politics, business and communication, business and technology, and provide many other opportunities to forge creative connections of your own."

He grew up in the Midwest and majored in economics as an undergraduate at a small liberal arts college in Ohio. He did his graduate work at Indiana University where he received a Ph.D. in Economics in 1983. His dissertation emphasized the importance of evaluating government investment projects in terms of their influence on business investment decisions and resulting tax revenue.

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, Indiana University - Bloomington
  • M.A., Economics, Indiana University - Bloomington
  • B.A., Economics, Kenyon College

Courses Taught

  • BUS 690: Business Program Internship
  • BUS 695: IS/Health Management Issues
  • ECN 410: Novelists & Economists
  • ECN 411: Intro to Macroeconomic Prin
  • ECN 412: Intro to Microeconomic Prin
  • ECN 505: Contemporary Econ Issues
  • ECN 635: Money, Bank&Macroecon Activity
  • ECN 640: Business Law and Economics
  • ECN 650: Economics for Managers

Selected Publications

Birch, T. D. (1995). Toward a Better Order: The Economic Thought of Ralph Waldo Emerson. The New England Quarterly, 68(3), 385. doi:10.2307/366161

Birch, T. D., & Metting, F. (1992). The Economic Design of Walden. The New England Quarterly, 65(4), 587. doi:10.2307/365823

BIRCH, T. D. (1988). JUSTICE IN TAXATION - AN APPRAISAL OF NORMATIVE TAX THEORY. SOCIAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY, 69(4), 1005-1013. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Birch, T. D. (1987). Basic Needs: Paternalistic Government Welfare Policy with Distortionary Taxation. Public Finance Quarterly, 15(3), 298-321. doi:10.1177/109114218701500304

Birch, T. D. (1985). Marshall and Keynes Revisited. Journal of Economic Issues, 19(1), 194-200. doi:10.1080/00213624.1985.11504347

Most Cited Publications