Welcome to the website of Nicole B. Simpson, W Bradford Wiley 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.

Here is a link to my CV. Here is a link to my bio.  In 2015, I published an undergraduate textbook entitled the Economics of Immigration. We are currently working on the second edition which should be available in Spring 2021.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, the Economics of Immigration, 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 directed an extended study to Argentina for the Benton Scholars Program (2013). 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.