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About Kurt von Seekamm

Kurt von Seekamm Jr. received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research interests are in U.S. macroeconomic policy, inequality, and political economy. He has taught economics at UMASS Amherst, Mt. Holyoke College, Simmons College and is currently an assistant professor at Salem State University.

Positions

2016 - Present Assistant Professor, Salem State University Economincs
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2013 - 2016 Adjunct Professor, Simmons College ‐ Department of Economics
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2013 - 2014 Main Instructor, University of Massachusetts Amherst ‐ Department of Economics
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2014 Research Assistant, University of London - Queen Mary and Westfield College ‐ School of Economics & Finance
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2013 Teaching Associate, Mount Holyoke College ‐ Department of Economics
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2010 - 2012 Teaching Assistant, University of Massachusetts Amherst ‐ Department of Economics
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Curriculum Vitae


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Grants

2019 Transitioning Principles of Macroeconomics to OER course materials
Salem State University
Viking OER Grant
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2017 - Present Member, Curriculum Committee
2009 - Present Member, Phi Beta Kappa
2019 Participant, Writing Intensive Curriculum Two Day Workshop
2018 Member, ACUE Faculty Learning Community
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Honors and Awards

  • Candidate for the Distinguished Teaching Award, Salem State University, 2019
  • Political Economy Research Institute Dissertation Fellowship, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2014
  • Ferguson Prize In Economics for “When Monetary Policy Fails: A Fiscal Response”, Trinity College, 2009
  • Honors in General Scholarship, Trinity College, 2009
  • Honors in Economics, Trinity College, 2009

Education

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2016 Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst ‐ Economics
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2013 M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst ‐ Economics
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2009 B.A., Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut ‐ Department of Economics
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Books (1)

Book Chapters (1)

Articles (3)

Presentations (4)