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  • Ph.D., Managerial Economics and Strategy, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
  • M.S., Managerial Economics and Strategy, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
  • M.A., Economics, Temple University
  • B.A., Economics, University of Maryland, College Park
  • B.S., Accounting, University of Maryland, College Park

Hello! My name is Tom Hamami, and I’m an assistant professor of business management and the John Barlow Murray ’37 and Nellie Weiss Murray ’37 Professor in Economics. I grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and studied accounting and economics and the University of Maryland, College Park before completing my doctorate in managerial economics and strategy at Northwestern University.

I have been teaching at Ripon College since 2017. In the department of economics and business management, I teach the entire microeconomics sequence, from introductory (Principles) through intermediate (Price Theory) to advanced electives (Game Theory and Industrial Organization). I also teach the department’s mathematics course, which I designed from scratch to prepare our students for upper-level coursework in economics and finance. At the time of this writing, I am also designing a brand-new Catalyst course where students will develop their quantitative reasoning skills by analyzing the National Football League’s salary cap. Outside the classroom, I serve as faculty advisor for the Creative Enterprise Center (our student-run business consulting firm) and the Ripon College Gaming club.

I currently live in Green Lake, Wisconsin with my wife and two young children.


Icon for: What is something your students would be surprised to learn about you? I was born in Israel and have dual citizenship.

What is something your students would be surprised to learn about you? I was born in Israel and have dual citizenship.

Icon for: What book or article has shaped your work as a teacher in your field? The Evolution of Cooperation (1984) by Robert Axelrod.

What book or article has shaped your work as a teacher in your field? The Evolution of Cooperation (1984) by Robert Axelrod.

Icon for: Briefly describe a favorite assignment or in-class activity. In my game theory course, we play a game that is known as a Keynesian Beauty Contest.

Briefly describe a favorite assignment or in-class activity. In my game theory course, we play a game that is known as a Keynesian Beauty Contest.



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Tom Hamami publishes paper online

Tom Hamami, assistant professor of business management and the John Barlow Murray ’37 and Nellie Weiss Murray ’37 Professor in Economics, had a paper published […]

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Ripon Summer Players performs radio drama adaptation

“Seven Keys to Baldpate,” a radio play adaptation, will be presented May 31 through June 2 at the Ripon Public Library. It is presented by […]

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Senior showcase will be presented Tuesday

Ripon College’s Senior Showcase, a campus-wide celebration of excellence, will be held Tuesday, April 23, starting at 6:30 p.m. Graduating seniors will demonstrate their dedication […]