My name is Simon D. Halliday.
- I am an assistant professor of economics at Smith College, MA, USA.
- I teach intermediate microeconomics, behavioral economics, development economics, the political economy of African development, introductory statistics and econometrics, and introductory microeconomics.
- I do reseach in behavioral and experimental economics, with a focus on social preferences (reciprocity and social norms) and institutions (ratings, punishment, communication).
- I also conduct work in applied microeconomics and data science in economcs, such as a recent paper applyng machine learning to a corpus of economics texts.
- I also have a strong interest in research in economics education, particularly with respect to data literacy, data analysis, R and more.
- I am the co-author (with Sam Bowles) of a forthcoming intermediate microeconomics textbook Microeconomics: Competition, Conflict and Coordination.
- You can find a copy of my curriculum vitae here.
My educational background
- PhD: University of Siena, Italy, 2007-12
- MA (Creative Writing: Poetry), University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa, 2006-7
- M. Comm (Economics), UCT, 2005-6
- B. Com (Hons, Economics), UCT, 2004
- B. Soc. Sci (Economics & English Literature), UCT, 2001-2003
I use my middle initial (that pesky ‘D’) because there’s a former rugby player by the name of Simon Halliday and you wouldn’t want to confuse us.