ABOUT ME

I am an economist at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, where I hold the Robert Brookings Smith Distinguished Professorship of Entrepreneurship. From 2008-17 I was the chair of the Economics Area at Olin. I am also the Research Director of the Koch Center for Family Business at Olin.

I live in St. Louis with my wife Ursula and my twins Nina and Bogdan. My hobbies include fencing (actually, watching my kids compete in foil and epee!), reptiles, NFL (still a Rams fan!), MLB, and the NHL. I am originally from Santa Barbara, California.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Olin Business School​

Washington University in St. Louis

Campus Box 1133

One Brookings Drive

St. Louis, MO  63130-1825

(314) 935-8057 (voice)

(314) 935-6359 (fax)

E-Mail: hamiltonb@wustl.edu

Olin Faculty Page: www.olin.wustl.edu/faculty/hamiltonb

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Entrepreneurship

Stanford University

PhD, Economics, 1993

Health Economics

Personnel Economics

Econometrics

University of California, Berkeley

AB (with Honors), Economics, 1985