About Simon W. Bowmaker

Hello, I am a Clinical Associate Professor of Economics at the Stern School of Business, New York University, where I teach a broad range of microeconomics courses in the undergraduate and MBA programs. Prior to joining NYU in 2007, I taught for several years at the University of Edinburgh and held visiting teaching positions at Florida State University, State University of New York at Buffalo, University of Colorado Denver, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Queensland University of Technology in Australia. More recently, whilst at Stern, I have also taught at the University of Texas at Austin and Stanford University.

I am fascinated by the application of economics to controversial and unconventional markets, which formed the basis of my first book, Economics Uncut: A Complete Guide to Life, Death, and Misadventure (2005). I also have an interest in studying the working lives of economists, which led to my two most recent books, The Heart of Teaching Economics: Lessons from Leading Minds (2010) and The Art and Practice of Economics Research: Lessons from Leading Minds (2012), featuring face-to-face interviews with economists in Europe and the United States. Currently, I am working on my latest interview-based book project entitled, Economics in the White House: Conversations with Policymakers, which is under contract with MIT Press. 

Before pursuing an academic career, I served as UK Economist at HSBC Markets in London, and was an economist at the British Government Economic Service and Cambridge Econometrics, a consultancy that specializes in applied economic modeling and data analysis techniques.

I received an MA in Economics from the University of Aberdeen, an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD in Economics from the University of St Andrews. 

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I was born and raised in Sunderland, England, and remain a die-hard fan of the Black Cats.