Economics and Decision Sciences


Thomas Sadler
Professor of Economics                     Tom Sadler

Stipes Hall 430M

Ph.D. Economics, University of Tennessee
M.A. Economics, University of Missouri

B.A. Economics, Western Illinois University

Thomas R. Sadler is the author of Absolute Essentials of International Economics (2024),
Understanding Global Crises (2023), Pandemic Economics (2022), Energy Economics:
Science, Policy and Economic Applications (2020), co-editor of  Local Food Networks
and Activism in the Heartland (2013) , and refereed journal articles on environmental
policy, high-performance organizations, optimal taxation, and professional sports
leagues. He teaches a graduate course on the Fundamentals of Economic Theory. He
teaches upper-level courses on Energy Economics, Environmental Economics, Labor
Economics, Economics of Poverty and Discrimination, and Applied Macroeconomics.
His lower-division courses include Principles of Macroeconomics, The Global Economic
Environment, and Introduction to Economics. He enjoys working with both graduate and
undergraduate students.

Upper Division and Graduate Course Responsibilities

  • Economics 325: Applied Macroeconomics
  • Economics 350: Economics of Poverty & Discrimination
  • Economics 430G: Environmental Economics
  • Economics 440G: Labor Economics
  • Economics 465G: Economics of Energy
  • Economics 509: Fundamentals of Economic Theory
  • General Honors 302: Sustainable Food Networks
  • General Honors 302: Chicago Economy

Recent Publications:

  • Ehrlich, J. A., Ghimire, S., Sadler, T. R., &; Sanders, S. D. (2023). Policy
    and Policy Response on the Court: A Theoretical and Empirical Examination of the Three-Point Line Extension in Basketball. Journal of
    Sports Economics, 24(2), 159-173.
  • Sadler, T. R. (2023). An Economic Evaluation of the European Union’s 2030 Climate Plan. Global Business & Finance Review, 28(1), 1-10.
  • Sadler, T. R., Bucher, S.B., &; Sehgal, D. (2022). The Driving Forces of Energy-Related CO 2 Emissions in the United States: A Decomposition Analysis. Energy & Environment Research, 12(2), 1-10.