Thomas B. Fomby


Department: Economics

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Office: Umphrey Lee, 301M
Phone: 214-768-2559


Ph.D., University of Missouri at Columbia

Teaching Philosophy

Economics 5350, Introductory Econometrics Economics 5375, Economic and Business Forecasting Economics 5385, Data Mining Techniques for Economists Economics 6352, Applied Econometric Analysis Economics 6372, Econometrics I Economics 6375, Econometrics III Economics 7378, Topics in Econometrics

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Distinctions, Grants and Honors

Among his many awards and honors, Fomby is the recipient of the "M" Award for Outstanding Service to the University (2000), the SMU Faculty Volunteer of the Year Award (1992), the SMU Godbey Lecture Series Outstanding Faculty Award (1997), recognized as the Outstanding Economics Professor at SMU (1998-99) and is an honorary lifetime member of the Golden Key National Honor Society.

Personal Profile

Some quotes to think about:

"The best thing for being sad ... is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then - to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags for it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the thing for you." 

Merlyn to the young King Arthur, in The Once and Future King, T.H. White