Daniel F. Stone

Affiliation: Economics
Associate Professor of Economics — on leave for the 2020-21 academic year

I've been teaching in the Economics department at Bowdoin since 2012 and prior to that I was assistant professor at Oregon State University from 2008-2012. My courses here are on microeconomics, behavioral economics, information and uncertainty, and game theory. Besides the standard material I generally try to stress two relatively non-standard lessons: 1) be Bayesian; 2) internalize your externalities. My research is on belief formation, political media, polarization, and inter-personal hostility (a.k.a. affective polarization). I'm optimistic about this being typically due to misunderstanding (and therefore being usually resolvable), based on both personal experience and my research. I served with Americorps and worked for Novantas (consulting) between college and grad school, and am originally from Charlottesville, VA (and miss the old UVA pep band). 

The main project that I'm working on now outside of teaching is http://mediatrades.org/. Here's some more motivation/explanation. Please participate and share with others!

I'm on twitter (@d_f_stone), perhaps ill-advisedly, but with good intentions (I think!).


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A brush with celebrity, Stony Brook, July, 2014


Last day of class, Econ 2323, Spring 2019 (pic by Soren Birkeland, 2021 (on left); also pictured (right) Levi McAtee, 2022)

Curriculum Vitae

Daniel F. Stone


  • PhD, Economics, Johns Hopkins University, 2008
  • MA, Economics, Johns Hopkins University, 2006
  • BS, Applied Mathematics, Yale University, 2001