Lones Smith

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Lones Smith is a microeconomic theorist and the Shoemaker Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and an inaugural Economic Theory Fellow. From 1991-1998, he was assistant and then associate professor of Economics at MIT, and was a tenured associate and full professor in the Economics at the University of Michigan. He earned his PhD at the University of Chicago in 1991, when he appeared on the Review of Economic Studies Tour of the top seven graduates on the job market. (He thinks Jean Tirole picked him!) He was the winner of the Governor General’s Medal from Carleton University in 1987, where he graduated with his BA.

Lones has written key papers on assortative matching with search frictions and informational herding. Generally his research is in informational economics and game theory. 




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