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Dr. Douglas Kinnear

Professor of Economics & Chair of the Department
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Dr. Douglas Kinnear joined the Hastings College faculty after previously working at The University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, Francis Marion College, and Colorado State University. At Hastings, he is currently The Edgar and Frances Reynolds Distinguished Lecturer in Communication Arts, Business, and Economics and is Chair of the Department of Business and Economics.

Kinnear has served on a large number of committees and has chaired several of them. Most recently, he served as President of the Hastings College Faculty Senate and co-chaired the search for Hastings College’s Vice President for Academic Affairs. He was chosen by a campus-wide vote to deliver the Invited Faculty Lecture in the fall semester of 2009.

Kinnear has published numerous scholarly articles, book chapters, and book reviews and is co-editor (with Ronnie Phillips) of The Collected Works of Edward Everett Hale: The Writings of an Economic Maverick (JAI Press, 2001). His extensive work (with Terrel Gallaway) on internet file-sharing includes the widely cited article “Unchained Melody: A Price Discrimination-Based Policy Proposal for Addressing the MP3 Revolution” (Journal of Economic Issues, 25, no. 2 June 2001). Most recently, Kinnear has pursued research on the political economy of the local food movement with Hastings College Political Science Professor Liz Frombgen.

Outside of the classroom, Kinnear manages the Bronco Bike Program and has been known to cycle year-round, even in Nebraska.

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