Thomas D. Jeitschko
Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Michigan State University
Provides leadership for matters that affect academic programs, research, and outreach involving faculty, students, and staff.
Dr. Thomas D. Jeitschko [Y-EYE-TCH-coh; 'jaiʧ kʰoʊ] is a professor of economics who serves as the Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Michigan State University. He transitioned into this role from serving as the Senior Associate Provost, overseeing the budgeting process of the Office of the Provost, provost’s office communications and events, Institutional Research, and Institutional Space Planning and Management, as well as the Apple Developer Academy with MSU in Detroit and the Student Information System transition project. Previous to that he was MSU’s Associate Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Dean of the Graduate School, after serving for several years as the Director of the American Economic Association Summer Program—a two-month, intensive pre-doctoral residential program that prepares talented undergraduate students from under-represented backgrounds for graduate work in economics and related fields.
Dr. Jeitschko holds an advanced degree in economics from the University of Münster in Germany with a specialization in Economic History and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1995 with a specialization in Mathematical Economics. His research interests are in applied economic theory with concentrations in industrial organization, law and economics, and micro-economics more broadly. He has published in a wide variety of journals, including the American Economic Review, the International Economic Review, the European Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior, Economic Theory, the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, and the Journal of Industrial Economics. He served as an associate editor of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and the International Journal of Industrial Organization, and as an editorial board member of the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, in addition to holding several other editorial appointments.
Prior to his current appointment at MSU, Thomas has held faculty positions at Royal Holloway College, University of London, and Texas A&M, as well as shorter appointments at Duke, Johns Hopkins, and Georgetown universities, and at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. Thomas has also worked at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. as an economist in the Antitrust Division where he was the lead economist on many investigations of mergers and potentially anti-competitive firm conduct. He has advised and consulted for States Attorneys General Offices throughout the U.S. concerning antitrust and consumer protection matters and has been retained by the U.S. Department of Justice as an expert.
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