Dr. Praopan Pratoomchat is a senior research economist at the Gardner Institute with a background in higher education and macroeconomic research.
Prior to joining the Institute, she was an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, teaching Applied Economic Analysis, Money and Banking, Principles of Macroeconomics, and Principles of Microeconomics. While teaching, she conducted several research projects with her undergraduate students. The topics include local consumer confidence index, multiplier effect from the fiscal policy, homelessness and housing market, and inequality. Her latest publication was “How effective is the 2020 stimulus check in Minnesota and Wisconsin counties?”, which provided an estimation of the multipliers in the different areas of Minnesota and Wisconsin from COVID-19 stimulus checks.
Praopan earned her Ph.D. in Economics and Master of Science in Economics from the University of Utah. She holds a Bachelor of Economics and Master of Economics from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.