Faculty Q & A with Eric Tymoigne
August 03, 2009
Eric Tymoigne, Assistant Professor of Economics
Ph.D. 2006 University of Missouri, Kansas City; M.A. 2000 Université Paris 9-Dauphine; B.A. 1999 Université de Bretagne Occdentale, Brest
Central Banking, Asset Prices, and Financial Fragility
Research and Teaching Interests
Financial regulation and supervision, monetary and fiscal policies, monetary economics, macroeconomics, history and theory of money
What most excites you about joining the LC community?
LC is a true liberal arts college that provides students and faculty members the means to achieve their intellectual goals and to be engaged in real-world issues.
What kinds of hobbies/special activies do you enjoy outside of work?
I play tennis and I like to ride my bike. I also like to read about subjects that broaden my understanding of society (history, anthropology, philosophy, and others).
What were your childhood goals/aspirations?
I was a very nonchalant kid and a daydreamer. No aspiration aside from enjoying myself. My interest for socio-political issues developed when I was a teenager and became outraged by all the violence and misery in the world. Solving, or at leas alleviating, socio-economic problems became my major aspiration from that time.
What are you listening to in your car right now?
KOPB or KBOO
What was your favorite childhood story?
The Adventures of Asterix