Jun 18, 2015
Noah Smith is
Assistant Professor of Finance at Stony Brook University, New York
where he is also a member of the Center for Behavioral Finance
Noah’s research Interests include Experimental
Finance, Behavioral Finance and Macroeconomics.
Noah was panel discussant for the Institute for
New Economic Thinking Task Force and has received numerous research
awards and fellowships.
Noah is a regular contributor to Bloomberg View
where he writes extensively on economics and finance related
He also writes at his fantastic economics blog
Noah received his PhD in economics from the
University of Michigan, graduating in 2012. His dissertation
examined expectation formation in financial
majored in physics as an undergraduate at Stanford University, and
spent three years working in Japan, where he still returns from
time to time to do research.
- whether economists suffer from ‘Physics
- if we should remove mathematics from
- how math took over economics.
- if there is a connection between economics and
- how economics is becoming a more data-driven
- about the micro foundations to macro theory and
why these models don’t work.
- why theory and math-focused economics papers are
waning in the academic publishing field.
- how to approach teaching micro and macro when
the theoretical models may not explain much.
- about whether Economics is moving away from the
orthodox method of teaching toward a heterodox method.
- about the difference between Heterodox and
Orthodox Teaching in Economics.
- why Noah considers Austrian Economics to be a
- where Noah falls within the economic
- why Noah believes that heterodox economics is
not the future.
- Noah’s recommended economics blogs to
- why the Efficient Market Hypothesis is a good
starting model for finance students to understand.