Tom Smith is considered a specialist in the areas of labor economics, pricing, film finance, sports economics and finance, and the economics of the entertainment and health care industries. Described as a “jack of all trades and master of them all,” he’s one of Goizueta Business School’s most sought-after experts. Tom brings his research on micro- and macro-economics into the classroom; considered timely and insightful, his perspective has been published by local outlets and international publications alike, including Time. He regularly appears as a financial expert on television and radio – CNN, NPR, and The Huffington Post to name a few – and is frequently quoted in the press regarding trends in unemployment, inflation, trade, and economics-driven topics. An energetic and enthusiastic professor, Tom eschews narrow definitions of leadership. Through forging genuine connections with participants, Tom helps them expand their thinking and develop a more holistic approach to business that, in turn, enhances their approach to leadership and results in greater success.
Smith holds a PhD in economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
PhD in Cultural Economics and Policy in Labor and DemographyUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
MS in EconomicsUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
BS in EconomicsIllinois Wesleyan University