Vernon Smith, the 2002 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Science, visited Utah State University from October 31 through November 4 at the invitation of the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University and gave a talk titled “Adam Smith’s Humanomics” on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
Along with serving as a Research Scholar at the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science and a Fellow of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Dr. Smith serves or has served on the board of editors of the American Economic Review, the Cato Journal, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Science, Economic Theory, Economic Design, Games and Economic Behavior, and the Journal of Economic Methodology.
Dr. Smith is a distinguished fellow of the American Economic Association, an Andersen Consulting Professor of the Year, the 1995 Adam Smith award recipient conferred by the Association for Private Enterprise Education. He was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1995 and received California Institute of Technology’s distinguished alumni award in 1996. He has served as a consultant on the privatization of electric power in Australia and New Zealand and participated in numerous private and public discussions of energy deregulation in the United States. In 1997 he served as a Blue Ribbon Panel Member, National Electric Reliability Council.
A graduate of California Institute of Technology, Dr. Smith received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. He has authored or co-authored over 200 articles and books on capital theory, finance, natural resource economics, and experimental economics.