Thomas B. Fomby

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Office: Umphrey Lee 301M
Phone: 214-768-2559
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Educational Background

Ph.D. University of Missouri at Columbia


Dr. Tom Fomby is an applied econometrician whose broad research interests include macroeconomics (including the validation of leading indicators for growth in national and regional economics with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas), the analysis of social networks and their impacts on food insecurity of children (with a Hunger Center Grant), predictive analytics as applied to crime prevention (with the Dallas Police Department and the SMU Computer Science Department), count and panel models as applied to epidemiological data (with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center), growth aftermaths of natural disasters (with the World Bank), and analysis of return dependence via multivariate copulas (with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Dr. Fomby has been the Senior Co-Editor of Advances in Econometrics since 1986 and a Research Associate with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas since 1982. He won the M Award at SMU for Outstanding Service to the University in 2000, was a Distinguished Lecturer in the Godbey Lecture Series at SMU in Fall 2010, was the Rotunda Yearbook Outstanding Professor at SMU in 2010-11 and won the 2018 University of Missouri Arts and Sciences Outstanding Alumni Award.


Applied Econometrics and Predictive Analytics



Predictive Analytics for Economists (undergraduate and graduate), Economic and Business Forecasting (undergraduate and graduate)