Kemper Moreland

A photo of Kemper Moreland



703E Pray Harrold


[email protected]

Office Hours

Winter 2020
T - 12:30pm-2:00pm, 3:30pm-5:00pm

R - 12:30pm-2:00pm, 3:30pm-5:00pm
*By appt. W - 1:00pm-5:00pm


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Interests and Expertise

Dr. Moreland joined the faculty in 1980. His areas of major economic interest are:

  • Public finance
  • Microeconomic theory
  • Cost of benefit analysis

In his research, Dr. Moreland has looked at the earnings of academic economists, something that should be of interest to economic majors. Publications are listed below.


He regularly teaches intermediate microeconomics, government finance, and mathematical economics.

  • Principles of economics: microeconomics

Publications and Presentations

  • "The Optimal Exemption," The National Tax Journal, December 1992; "Budget Size Effects on the Optimal Linear Income Tax".
  • "Budget Size Effects on the Optimal Linear Income Tax," Southern Economic Journal, July 1986.
  • "Public Goods and Optimal Income Taxation," Public Finance Quarterly, April 1984.
  • "An Econometric Analysis of the Paper and Wastepaper Markets: Resources and Energy", March 1990, with J. Edgren.
  • "Earnings for Economists at State Universities," Journal of Economics, Spring 1990, with M. Vogt
  • "Can The Graduated Income Tax Law Survive Optimal Tax Analysis?" Tax Law Review, 1999, with Lawrence Zelenak.
  • "Timing Contributions to State Educational Savings Plans," Journal of Applied Business Research, Summer 2004.
  • "The Rise or Fall of Graduated Income Tax Rates," Applied Economics Letters, March 2004.
  • "The Economics of Aerobics," Economic Inquiry, January 2014.