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Mark Thompson, PhD - Augusta University. Augusta, GA, US

Mark Thompson, PhD Mark Thompson, PhD

Interim Dean and Professor of Economics | Augusta University


Dr. Mark Thompson is an economist with highly accomplished work in business conditions, risk analysis, energy and the healthcare industry.




As an economist, Thompson’s work on business conditions, risk analysis, energy, and the healthcare industry have been cited in various national and regional outlets. He has previously served on the editorial boards for the International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education and the Journal of Business Valuations and Economic Loss Analysis. Mark has also served as the State Economic Forecaster for Arkansas, where he provided economic and policy analysis to various state and local agencies.

Thompson received a doctoral degree in economics as well as a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas Tech University.

Areas of Expertise (4)



Healthcare Industry

Risk Analysis

Affiliations (2)

  • Journal of Business Valuations and Economic Loss Analysis
  • International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education

Media Appearances (1)

How new overtime pay regulations could affect you

WJBF  tv


More than 4 million U.S. workers will become eligible for overtime pay at the end of the year under new rules implemented by President Obama. However, Republicans and business groups see this as a small business killer.

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Articles (3)

Being mindful in your practice

Journal of Medical Practice Management

2015 As physician practices function to deliver safe and low-risk patient care, they often are susceptible to unexpected events for which the consequences can be high. By acting mindfully, physicians can focus on better managing unexpected events as well as decreasing the risk of such an event.

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IT Contract Flexibility and Negotiator Incentives

Managerial and Decision Economics

2015 Information Technology outsourcing contracts are plagued by inflexibility. We develop an economic model to explain how the contract negotiator's incentives influence contract flexibility.

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A momentum threshold model of stock prices and country risk ratings: Evidence from BRICS countries

Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money

2013 We develop a multivariate momentum threshold autoregression (MTAR) model that examines the relationship between stock markets for each of the five BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - and changes in their economic, financial and political country risk ratings in response to positive and negative shocks.

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