Andrew Zimbalist received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1969 and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1972 and 1974 respectively. He has been in the Economics Department at Smith College since 1974 and has been a visiting professor at Hamburg University (2011), Doshisha University in Kyoto Japan (2007), the University of Geneva (2003), at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan (1985), a visiting research fellow at Harvard University (1980) and a research fellow at the University of Chile (1972-73). He presently is the Robert A. Woods professor of economics at Smith College and a member of the Five College Graduate Faculty.