Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Clinical Associate Professor of Economics


Simon Bowmaker joined New York University’s 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 full-time, part-time, and executive 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, sports economics, and teaching and research in 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). He is currently working on his latest book, Economics in the White House: Conversations with Policymakers, which is under contract with MIT Press.

Prior to joining Stern, Professor Bowmaker 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. Whilst at Stern, he has also taught at the University of Texas at Austin and Stanford University.

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

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
  • Professors and policymakers in economics

Courses Taught

  • Economics of Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll
  • Firms and Markets
  • Health Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Psychology and Economics
  • Sports Economics
  • Transportation Economics

Academic Background

M.A., Economics
University of Aberdeen

M.Phil, Economics
University of Cambridge

Ph.D., Economics
University of St. Andrews

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