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 the Swarthmore College, and a PhD in economics from the Harvard University.