Robert Smith : Biography
Professor Smith's research interests have centered on analyses of various labor market policies, especially those in the safety and health area. Most recently, he has served as co-principal investigator in the evaluation of the effects of two pilot programs in New York’s Workers’ Compensation program: one in the use of managed care and one in the use of alternative dispute resolution structures.
Professor Smith’s teaching has included the basic required labor economics courses for undergraduates and for students in the School’s professional master’s program. In 1999 he received the School’s General Mills Foundation Award for Innovation in Instruction.
In addition to serving as Associate Dean since 1988, Professor Smith has served in the capacity of Acting Dean for three periods when the Dean was on leave.