Michael Hemesath

Initial Publication Date: March 20, 2009
Michael Hemesath

Professor of Economics

Economics Department
Carleton College
Northfield, MN 55057 mhemesat@carleton.edu


Background Information

Michael Hemesath is a professor of economics at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.
He did his undergraduate work at St. John's University in Collegeville, MN and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. In addition to teaching micro and macroeconomics, Mike teaches courses on international economics, Soviet and post-Soviet economics and health economics. His research interests focus on the challenges facing the former communist countries as they reform their political and economic systems. This research has taken him to Russia three times with students and given him the opportunity to teach in the master's degree program at Kiev-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine. Mike participated in the Pew Fellowship in International Affairs at Harvard in 1990-91, and has been using cases in his courses ever since.

Related Pedagogical Projects

Mike is currently the director of EthIC, the Ethical Inquiry at Carleton program. This program is designed to develop curricular and co-curricular activities that encourage the exploration of ethical issues throughout the Carleton community.