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Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham

Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham

Assistant Professor of Finance

Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham's research interests include consumer & corporate finance, econometrics, and social networks. His current work focuses on assessing the costs and benefits of debtor protection policies and understanding the role that consumer debt plays in the macroeconomy. Paul's research also studies machine learning techniques applied to economics questions. Before joining Yale, Paul was a Research Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Swarthmore College, and a PhD in economics from Harvard University.


  • PhD, Harvard University, 2015
  • MA, Harvard University, 2012
  • BA, Swarthmore College, 2007



  • Outstanding Paper award for “Sea Level Rise Exposure and Municipal Bond Yields”, Jacobs Levy Center Research Paper Prizes, 2021
  • Best Empirical Finance Paper for “The Gender Gap in Housing Returns”, WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services), 2020
  • Best Empirical Finance Paper for “Predictably Unequal? The Effects of Machine Learning on Credit Markets”, WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services), 2019