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James Feigenbaum

James Feigenbaum

Associate Professor
Departments: Economics and Finance
Location:  Business 620
Office Phone:  435.797.2316
Fax:  435.797.2701


Ph.D., Economics, University of Iowa, 2003
Ph.D., Physics, University of Chicago, 1998


Professor Feigenbaum has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Chicago. He has worked as an intern and consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and as an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh and now at Utah State University.

His research primarily focuses on life-cycle consumption and saving, general equilibrium calibration and simulation, computational methods, and quantitative finance. He has played a key role in a literature that builds life-cycle models that are capable of reproducing the most important features of the life-cycle consumption/saving experience in the U.S. In particular, he has advanced our understanding of the importance of mortality risk, idiosyncratic earnings risk, borrowing constraints, and the labor-leisure choice in explaining life-cycle consumption data. He has also studied the application of physics models in financial contexts.

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Research Area(s)

Lifecycle Consumption and Saving, Macroeconomics, Finance, Econophysics.

Name Title Phone Location Email
Blau, Ben Associate Professor 435.797.2340 Business 603
Bowles, Tyler Professor and Head, MSE & MSFE Graduate Advisor 435.797.2378 Business 611
Brough, Tyler Assistant Professor 435.797.2369 Business 605
Caliendo, Frank Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Associate Professor 435.797.2963 Business 619
DeLisle, R. Jared Assistant Professor of Finance 435.797.0885 Business 612
Fawson, Christopher Executive Director of Partners in Business & Dr. Vernon Maughan Buehler and MaRee C. Buehler Endowed Professor 435.797.2320 Business 514
Feigenbaum, James Associate Professor 435.797.2316 Business 620
Findley, T. Scott Assistant Professor 435.797.2371 Business 616
Fjeldsted, Paul Senior Lecturer 435.797.2172 Business 602
Gilbert, John Professor 435.797.2314 Business 604
Glover, Terry Professor 435.797.2297 Business 607
Gorry, Aspen Assistant Professor 435.797.2397 Business 610
Gorry, Devon Assistant Professor 435.797.9098 Business 606
Hunter, Maegan Business Assistant I 435.797.2133 Business 110
Israelsen, Dwight Director – Instruction, China Cooperative Academic Programs and Professor of Economics 435.797.2298 Business 608
Malko, Robert Professor NA NA
Peterson, Shannon Clinical Assistant Professor of Economics & Co-Director of Huntsman Scholars Program 435.797.3966 Business 309
Romrell, Doug Lecturer
Routledge, Teri Assistant to the Department Head and Travel Specialist 435.797.2310 Business 615
Shughart II, William F. J. Fish Smith Professor in Public Choice 435.797.1571 Business 510
Simmons, Randy T Professor 435.797.1310 Business 516
Smith, Jason Assistant Professor 435.797.2363 Business 614
Sorenson, Donette Coordinator of Programs 435.797.2989 Business 110
Stephens, Alan Associate Professor 435.797.2367 Business 508
Stowell, David Adjunct Professor
Whitby, Ryan Assistant Professor 435.797.9495 Business 618