Scott M. Fuess, Jr. is the Karl H. Nelson Professor of Economics at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln since 1986. Since the fall of 2005, he has been the chairman of the Economics Department. Fuess, Jr. received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Purdue University. His research interests are labor economics, macroeconomics, and the economy of Japan.
His research has been published in leading outlets, including Journal of Political Economy, Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Journal of Labor Research, Economic Inquiry, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Southern Economic Journal, Review of Income and Wealth, Journal of Economic Education, and Contemporary Economic Policy. His research has been presented at professional conferences in Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. He has been a guest lecturer in Germany, Japan, and Russia.
Fuess, Jr. has been a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. Frequently he has been a visiting professor in the School of Economics at Senshu University in Tokyo, Japan (1998, 2000, and 2004). He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, as well as several other scholarly societies. He has earned numerous teaching awards, including CBA’s “Distinguished Teaching Award” (3 times), UNL’s “Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students” (4 times), and Mortar Board’s “People Who Inspire Award.” In 2010, he was honored by Phi Beta Delta as the UNL faculty “International Scholar of the Year.”