Welcome to the website of Nicole B. Simpson, Professor of Economics, at Colgate University.
I have been an Economics professor at Colgate since 2001. I received my MA and PhD in Economics from the University of Iowa, and a BA in Economics at University of St Thomas (MN).
Since February 2012, I am a research fellow at IZA. Between 2011-2012, I was the Gretchen Hoadley Burke ’81 Endowed Chair in Regional Studies at Colgate University.
Here is a link to my CV (updated June 2015). Here is a link to my bio. I recently published an undergraduate textbook entitled the "Economics of Immigration."
My research areas are: immigration, macroeconomics, the EITC, economics pedagogy, and education.
I teach the following courses: Intermediate Macroeconomics, Topics in International Economics, Applied Economic Theory, Seminar in International Economics, Economics of Poverty, the Fed Challenge, European Economics Issues, British Economy, and a first-year seminar entitled the Causes and Consequences of Immigration.
I run the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at Colgate, I have led the London Economics Study Group in 2007 and 2011, and I recently directly an extended study to Argentina for the Benton Scholars Program. I also coordinated the first Fed Challenge team at Colgate in 2013.
I live in Hamilton, NY and am married to Brendt. We have two children, Thomas and Katelyn.