Michael Tansey, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor of Economics Management


Office: Conway 313

Tuesday 12-2:30 p.m. and by appointment

Michael Tansey, Ph.D.,  is an economist trained at Harvard University (B.A. in 1970) and the University of Wisconsin (M.A. in 1975 and Ph.D. in 1978). He was a Brookings Scholar (1976-77), received several awards for his teaching, including the AMOCO award in 1981, and received an Honorary Degree of Humane Letters from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (2003).

Dr. Tansey developed a curriculum for executive learning in international economics for Rockhurst' s Executive Fellows MBA program, a course in leadership, a lecture series on leadership and the arts, distance learning courses and an MBA for doctors and medical students. From 2000 to 2003 he established and directed Rockhurst's Health Care Leadership program.

He teaches microeconomics, macroeconomics, industrial organization, managerial economics, law and economics, international economics and statistics.

His professional publications include industrial organization, economics of art and leadership, public choice and public policy, entrepreneurship and economic education. He has been the author of many publications for the teaching of undergraduate economics. His government experience includes a three-year stint in the U.S. Executive Office of the President (Office of Emergency Preparedness and Cost of Living Council from 1971-1973) in the President's price control program. His past business experience includes serving on the board at Hillcrest bank and consulting projects with corporations including Sprint, Valentine Radford, Kimberly Quality Care, the Kansas City Star, Union Station, Science City and KCPL.