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Arthur Blakemore

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Vice Provost for Student Success
Administrative, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 7805
Vice Provost & Professor
Administrative, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 7805

Arthur (Art) Blakemore is the vice provost for student success in the Office of the Provost at Arizona State University. He is also a professor in the Department of Economics. His specialties are in labor and human capital economics and productivity analysis. He joined ASU in 1979, and had two visiting professorships abroad at the Australian National University (1989) and London School of Economics (1993). Prior to joining ASU, Blakemore served as a senior staff economist on the Council on Wage and Price Stability and was a staff economist on the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President in Washington, D.C.

He received his doctorate in economics from Southern Illinois University, master’s degree in urban economics and a bachelor’s degree in management science from the University of Detroit.

  • Ph.D. Economics, Southern Illinois University 1977
  • M.A. Urban Economics, University of Detroit 1971
  • B.S. Management Science, University of Detroit 1971
Research Activity: 
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles
Honors / Awards: 
  • Teacher of the Year, Department of Economics, Arizona State University, 1981, 1985


  • Review of Economics and Statistics
  • Southern Economic Journal
  • Journal of Human Resources

Guest Editor

  • Journal of Labor Economics, October 1987
Work History: 

Arizona State University: 1990-present. Previous Appointments: London School of Economics, Australian National University