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Simon Bowmaker

Simon Bowmaker

Joined Stern 2007

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 8-58
New York, NY 10012

E-mail sbowmake@stern.nyu.edu
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Simon Bowmaker joined New York University Stern School of Business as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics in September 2007 and became a Clinical Associate Professor of Economics in September 2009. He teaches economics in the undergraduate and M.B.A. programs. He was awarded Stern's Distinguished Teaching Award for Pedagogical Innovation in 2011.

Professor Bowmaker's main research interests are the economics of the family and sports economics. He has published three books, Economics Uncut: A Complete Guide to Life, Death and Misadventure (2005), The Heart of Teaching Economics: Lessons from Leading Minds (2010), and The Art and Practice of Economics Research: Lessons from Leading Minds (2012). His latest book, Economists in Washington: Conversations on Advising the President and Making Policy, is under contract with MIT Press.

Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor Bowmaker taught for several years at the University of Edinburgh and held visiting teaching positions at several universities, including 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.

Prior to pursuing an academic career, he served as U.K. Economist at HSBC Markets in London, and held economist positions at the Government Economic Service and Cambridge Econometrics.

Professor Bowmaker received his M.A. in Economics (First Class Honors) from the University of Aberdeen, his M.Phil. in Economics from the University of Cambridge and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of St Andrews.

Research Interests

  • Economics of the family
  • Sports Economics

Courses Taught

  • Economics of Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll
  • Microeconomics
  • Psychology and Economics
  • Sports Economics
  • The Global Economy

Academic Background

M.A., Economics
University of Aberdeen

M.Phil, Economics
University of Cambridge

Ph.D., Economics
University of St. Andrews