Thomas More Smith holds a PhD in economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is considered an expert in the areas of labor economics, pricing, sports economics and finance, and the economics of the entertainment industry (including the film industry). He is a Professor in the Practice of Finance at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He regularly appears as an expert on national television and radio programming (CNN, NPR, Huffington Post) and is frequently quoted in popular press regarding trends in unemployment, inflation, and trade.


  • PhD in Cultural Economics and Policy in Labor and Demography
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • MS in Economics
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • BS in Economics
    Illinois Wesleyan University