Julie Smith is an associate professor in the Department of Economics. She has taught at Lafayette since 2005 and her areas of specialization include macroeconomics, applied econometrics and monetary policy.
Her current research focuses on core inflation measurement and forecasting inflation, and the effects of minimum wage changes on the health outcomes of various populations.
Prior to Lafayette, Smith served as an assistant professor of Economics at Trinity University from 2001-05 and was a visiting assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University in 2004.
Smith is a graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Mass., where she earned a bachelor's degree in Economics in 1995. She went on to earn her master's degree in Economics in 1997 and her Ph.D. in Economics in 2002 both from the Johns Hopkins University.
Smith has presented her research at many conferences including at the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Her research also has been cited in the Wall Street Journal and Time magazine as well as in speeches by Federal Reserve Bank presidents.
Smith and her spouse, Jesse Markowitz, reside on College Hill with their five children who enjoy supporting the Leopards.