Macroeconomics

Robert Barro

Robert Barro

Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics

Robert J. Barro is a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Recent research involves rare macroeconomic disasters, corporate tax reform, religion & economy, empirical determinants of economic growth, and economic effects of public debt and budget deficits. Recent books include Religion and Economy (forthcoming with Rachel McCleary), Economic Growth (2nd edition, written with Xavier Sala-i-Martin), Nothing Is Sacred: Economic Ideas for the New Millennium, Determinants of Economic Growth, and Getting It Right: Markets and Choices in a Free Society.... Read more about Robert Barro

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John Y. Campbell

John Y. Campbell

Morton L. and Carole S. Olshan Professor of Economics

John Campbell has published over 80 articles on various aspects of finance and macroeconomics, including fixed-income securities, equity valuation, and portfolio choice. His books include The Econometrics of Financial Markets (with Andrew Lo and Craig MacKinlay, Princeton University Press 1997), Strategic Asset Allocation: Portfolio Choice for Long-Term Investors (with Luis Viceira, Oxford University Press 2002), and The Squam Lake Report: Fixing the Financial System (with the Squam Lake Group of financial economists, Princeton University Press 2010).

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Karen Dynan

Professor of the Practice

Karen Dynan served as Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 2014 to 2017, where she led analysis of economic conditions and development of policies to address the nation’s economic challenges.

From 2009 to 2013, Dynan was vice president and co-director of the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. Before that, she was on the staff of the Federal Reserve Board, leading work in macroeconomic forecasting, household finances, and the Fed’s response to the financial crisis.... Read more about Karen Dynan

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Christopher Foote

Christopher Foote

Professor of the Practice of Economics

Christopher L. Foote, a senior economist and policy advisor in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, currently serves as advisor to the Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision making.... Read more about Christopher Foote

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Benjamin Friedman

Benjamin Friedman

William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy

Benjamin M. Friedman's latest book is The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth, published in 2005 by Alfred A. Knopf. His best known previous book is Day of Reckoning: The Consequences of American Economic Policy Under Reagan and After, which received the George S. Eccles Prize, awarded annually by Columbia University for excellence in writing about economics. He has also written extensively on economic policy, and in particular on the role of the financial markets in shaping how monetary and fiscal policies affect overall economic activity.... Read more about Benjamin Friedman

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Xavier Gabaix

Xavier Gabaix

Pershing Square Professor of Economics and Finance

Xavier Gabaix is Pershing Square Professor of Economics and Finance at Harvard’s economics department. He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris) and obtained his PhD in economics from Harvard University.... Read more about Xavier Gabaix

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Gita Gopinath

Gita Gopinath

John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and of Economics
On Leave at the International Monetary Fund

Gita Gopinath's research focuses on International Finance and Macroeconomics. She is a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, a Managing Editor of the Review of Economic Studies, co-editor of the current Handbook of International Economics, and a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) for the programs in Economic Fluctuations and Growth, International Finance and Macroeconomics, and Monetary Economics. She also served as a member of the Eminent Persons Advisory Group on G-20 Matters for India's Ministry of Finance. In 2011, she was chosen as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Before coming to Harvard, she was an assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business. She holds a B.A. from the University of Delhi (1992), an M.A. from the Delhi School of Economics (1994) and from the University of Washington (1996), and a Ph.D from Princeton University (2001).... Read more about Gita Gopinath

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David Laibson

David Laibson

Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics

David Laibson is a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research, where he is Research Associate in the Asset Pricing, Economic Fluctuations, and Aging Working Groups.  Laibsonʼs research focuses on the topic of behavioral economics, and he is a co-leader of the Harvard University Foundations of Human Behavior Initiative.... Read more about David Laibson

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Greg Mankiw

N. Gregory Mankiw

Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics

N. Gregory Mankiw teaches the introductory economics course at Harvard and is the author of several best-selling textbooks. His research includes work on price adjustment, consumer behavior, financial markets, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth.... Read more about N. Gregory Mankiw

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Stephen Marglin

Stephen Marglin

Walter S. Barker Professor of Economics

Stephen A. Marglin's latest book, The Dismal Science: How Thinking Like an Economist Undermines Community, focuses on the foundational assumptions of economics and how these assumptions make community invisible to economists. His published papers and books range over the foundations of cost-benefit analysis, the workings of the labor-surplus economy, the organization of production, the relationship between the growth of income and its distribution, and the process of macroeconomic adjustment.... Read more about Stephen Marglin

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Ken Rogoff

Kenneth Rogoff

Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy

Kenneth Rogoff writes on international macroeconomics and financial crises. His publications include Foundations of International Macroeconomics (with Maurice Obstfeld) and This Time is Different:  Eight Centuries of Financial Folly (with Carmen Reinhart).  From 2001-2003, he served as chief economist at the International Monetary Fund.... Read more about Kenneth Rogoff

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Jim Stock

James Stock

Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy

James H. Stock is also a member of the faculty at Harvard Kennedy School. His research areas are macroeconomic forecasting, monetary policy, and econometric methods for the analysis of economic time series data. ... Read more about James Stock

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