Jimmy Miller is quite the character. He keeps the class refreshing and engaging while challenging students to think and no accept the world as they see it. He is willing to help you out. Basis for the major. Professor Miller reaffirmed my decision to become an economics major. 3 0 obj James Miller Professor at Smith College South Deerfield, Massachusetts 500+ connections. He has me convinced I want to major in economics. He has appeared on Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor and Stossel. James Miller. Advisers. very clear on grading. Please let us know. He is an interesting professor and teaches his students to really look at the world in a new (and economic) light. 2 0 obj endobj I'm Professor MillerSubmit a Correction. �&�F.��S�8�k�{|#æ�m�J0*D� ۧ��a4_Ͳ�}��3勨4$�cj�ZL�xs��� U��?���ܴMh:^����W`�55zS��){�j��#�$TƊ0Y��_Z$U{K�"� �(��Jڀ���k��"N����pe`�w7�����r���(j�_��#T� 150 and 153. Personally I don't wanna take another class with him in the future. <> ?�': ׷�. And by appointment. x��\mo�8� ���NZlX��RQ��I��v�m�+����J,Զr��l��͐�cGRd���kK��!9�y�E!�>�7o^}���-a����������%\F"x7� Ez|��2?>:�9>zu� �4��������DhN�!�'Tr3���]r_�=ɽ�����'�=�fa�%yK���t������G� ����>rɈQ%����R�M r�႐���;Ό \Q�6$�����MTC��E��p��qP�2T�=T��3��\�$��pj�<=� 2�t[���J��5��� You must take it with him. Tuesday, 2:50–4:10 p.m. This class is a 2 for 1. Join Facebook to connect with James Smith Miller and others you may know. Gives you another way to look at the world Definitely recommend this class for everyone. He's unwilling to teach both sides and gets a kick out of shooting down the arguments of students in an intro class with his PhD. 4 0 obj stream He doesn't have a clear grading criteria.. if you ask him how you're doing in class, he'll just say "look at your quiztest scores." It might be hard for some who has strong opinion. I love his class because I feel like I am learning a lot. %���� A couple of quizes, one mid-term and one final exam. If you go to the class, do hw problem sets, and read the textbook, then you should be fine. <> View the profiles of people named James Smith Miller. He talks too much and about topics he has no right to discuss as a professor (genetics.). I so enjoy reading his textbook; it is filled with amazing analysis and funny examples. More than half of the material was not actually covered in class and many of his examples were just somehow not correct. James D Miller, Smith College, Economics Department, Faculty Member. I personally enjoy the class. Would take again. He teaches you how to think! His class made my first semester at college amazing. Class was mostly him talking about his political opinions and judgments about everything. �yi� g�l��d��}Ïw>o>���֪)Zޢ�%V�&�I���L ���nr��ߎ��Vj��m��uB������-��n�QLE�|5�oi6'��0�|�;�z�YzA�!0]"��0�F��(�%4:�X��J��� �q�}�i��Ex?C� `�*B�O�XP&�j�O���vI'��!_W�9�Fg~�%*��=L�? Love him! He is energetic about his teaching and really cares about his students. I love this class, and James's personality. I am not an economics major and he would never convince me to become one. James Miller specializes in law and economics, game theory and the economics of future technology. He had us read a stupid economic romance novel which we never discussed. You don't need to buy the optional textbook. Fall 2019 Highly recommended. He is a member of cryonics provider Alcor. He doesn't try to know the students, we're just a number to him. The only good thing I got from this class is $1 for my pen during a "real-world trading" example. Actually this course is not heavily focusing on economics but instead on ethics and posthumanism staff. Annoyingness level: 65. Deborah Haas-Wilson, Maggie Liu, Mahnaz Mahdavi, James Miller, Roisin O’Sullivan, Susan Stratton Sayre, Vis Taraz, Mariyana Zapryanova, and Andrew Zimbalist. Attend his class as he will explain the study questions, it is SUPER resourceful. The majority of the time is him preaching his libertarian political views and making "edgy" arguments. He was a candidate for the Massachusetts State Senate. He has appeared on Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor and Stossel. James D. Miller's 5 research works with 6 citations and 119 reads, including: Power Markets: Transferring Systematic Risk to Lottery Players Wonderful professor! 1 0 obj Studies Artificial General Intelligence, SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), and Enhancement. He is a member of cryonics provider Alcor. Miller has recently written on the technological singularity the Fermi paradox and intelligence augmentation. James MILLER of Smith College, Northampton | Read 1 publication | Contact James MILLER Also, he provides Dating 101. (Member of Law Review) June 1992 Yale University: M.A. In the end, you will learn a lot, from his lecture, his textbook, the articles he assigns, his podcast, and so forth. He has a JD from Stanford where he was on Law Review and a PhD from the University of Chicago where his dissertation advisor was a Nobel Prize winner. Would never take a class with him again. Rate Professor Miller. for an entirely remote fall 2020 semester. best class I have taken. <>/Metadata 589 0 R/ViewerPreferences 590 0 R>> Professor Miller's Top Tags. Most confusing grading ever. 40%. I seriously don't recommend this class unless you are a big fan of debate or politics. Prof. Miller is not very personable, but definitely evokes new thoughts in his lectures. Attending his class is an exercise in keeping an open mind. He's really helpful and fun to talk to. Miller has a podcast called Future Strategist and has created YouTube videos on game theory and introductory microeconomics. I don't mind that he has less liberal opinions, I just hated when he talked about genes as if he knew what he was talking about. Experiencing an accessibility issue on a Smith web page? Personal Website. %PDF-1.7 I basically self-taught myself the whole semester and it was not that fun. This class isn't so much an econ class as it is James Millers's Views on the World 101. Interesting and really stimulating. He's very good at explaining and dissecting complex game theory ideas and will make you rethink a lot of things. Albeit, at times conversations are interesting, I signed up for this class to learn Micro and that didn't always happen. Join to Connect. Level of Difficulty. James D. Miller Professor of Economics, Smith College Jdmiller@Smith.edu Education University of Chicago: Ph.D.in Economics January 1997 Stanford Law School: J.D. You don't get the quizes or exams back so how you'll have no idea how you are doing in class until you get your final grade shown in the system. Economics Track: The five courses in the core—150 and 153 or their equivalent, 220, 250 and 253—plus five other courses in economics including one seminar. Professor in the Economics department at Smith College. It does broaden my horizon. Professor Miller enjoys baiting his liberal students with his "political incorrectness," or at least his Libertarian views, and just won't quit using "the dating market" for cringy analogies for economic principles. University of Chicago. He also tends to make inflammatory comments designed to incite debate, but I found that that added to the class and made it more engaging. You have to work hard, but it's rewarding in the end. There's very little homework. Smith College. endobj Miller has recently written on the technological singularity the Fermi paradox and intelligence augmentation. Shuts down students who try to argue with him. endobj Jim's class is easy but it isn't enjoyable or helpful. Offers an exciting new perspective, especially for a Smith Professor. My world would not be the same if I had not taken this class. Felt I was Acing it for the entire semester, got B- in the end, still confused why. <>/ExtGState<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/Annots[ 11 0 R 12 0 R 18 0 R 19 0 R 20 0 R 21 0 R 22 0 R 23 0 R 24 0 R 25 0 R 26 0 R 27 0 R 28 0 R] /MediaBox[ 0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> If one has questions, he/she should approach him in his office hours. Very interesting class. This class is an easy A if you do all the necessary work. I personally enjoy the class, but only five people still attend. I'm sure he's a great person I just don't ever want to take a class with him again. 2.7. James D. Miller is an associate professor of economics at Smith College and was a speaker at the 2008 Singularity Summit. He's more interested in politics than economics. Mar 9th, 2017. Thursday, 10–10:40 a.m. I would highly recommend his Introductory Microeconomics class! Weekly reading reflection paper and one 5000 words research paper. Clear grading criteria Lecture heavy Graded by few things Get ready to read Inspirational Most helpful rating. James Miller specializes in law and economics, game theory and the economics of future technology. Grading is mostly by the tests, which is not great, but attend the lectures and you'll do fine. He grades tests based on some method he creates while grading. Read Smith’s UPDATED plans as of August 5, 2020,

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