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Faculty 2006 - 2007

Fernando Alvarez
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1994. Professor in Economics and the College (at Chicago since 1996).


Recent Research:
 Dynamic general equilibrium models applied to asset pricing, search and insurance.

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Secretary: Smith, Debbie  (773-702-8250)



Gary S. Becker
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1955. University Professor in Economics, Graduate School of Business, and Sociology (at Chicago 1954 -1957 and since 1970). Fellow, Econometric Society, 1967; John Bates Clark Medal Winner, 1967; Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1972; Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1975; President, American Economic Association, 1987; Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, 1992. National Medal of Science, 2000.  Editor, Journal of Labor Economics.  Many honorary degrees.

Recent Research:  Investment in human capital, including health; population change and economic growth; influence of social forces on the economy; the economics of the family.

Home Page | Nobel Laureate '92

Secretary: Wesolowski, Sandra  (773-702-8168)



Peter Bondarenko
Ph.D. Princeton University, 2005. Lecturer in Economics and the College (at Chicago since 2005).




Recent Research:
Output volatility; monetary policy.

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Secretary: Sheinfeld, Shayna  (773-834-6672)



Thomas Chaney
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005. Assistant Professor in Economics and the College and Thornber Research Fellow (at Chicago since 2005).


Recent Research:
International trade; role of firm heterogeneity; impact of liquidity constraints on the export behavior of firms; trade and inequality.

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Secretary: Smith, Debbie  (773-702-8250)



Thomas Evans
Ph.D. Clemson University, 2003. Lecturer in Economics and the College (at Chicago since 2003).




Recent Research:
Impacts of Federal spending, taxation, campaign spending, and per capita representation on electoral outcomes within parliamentary systems of government.

Secretary: Sheinfeld, Shayna  (773-834-6672)



Robert W. Fogel
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, 1963. The Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of American Institutions and Director of the Center for Population Economics (at Chicago since 1981). Fellow, Econometric Society, 1971; Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1972; Member, National Academy of Sciences 1973; Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, 1993; President, American Economic Association, 1998.


Recent Research:
 Long term factors in American economic growth with special emphasis on the use of intergenerational data sets to establish the relationship between the past and current behavior of households; economics of mortality in North America; long-term changes in nutrition, labor welfare, and labor productivity; economics and biodemography of aging; economic growth in China.

The Center for Population Economics | Nobel Laureate ' 93

Assistant: Harden, Donna  (773-702-7709)



Jeremy Fox
Ph.D. Stanford University, 2003.  Assistant Professor in Economics and the College (at Chicago since 2003).


Recent Research:
 Industrial organization, microeconometrics and labor: estimation of matching games; nonparametric discrete choice estimation; multiple unit auctions of heterogeneous goods; complementarities and regulation in telecommunications markets; matching of workers and employers; production functions with human capital inputs; incentives in hospitals.

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Secretary: Reznicek, Lenka  (773-702-7587)



William Fuchs
Ph.D., Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2005. Assistant Professor in Economics and the College and Thornber Research Fellow (at Chicago since 2005).


Recent Research:
Problems related to coordination, commitment and asymmetric information in macroeconomics; optimal labor contracts with private monitoring.

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Secretary: Smith, Debbie  (773-702-8250)



David Galenson
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1979. Professor in Economics and the College (at Chicago since 1978).


Recent Research:
 The life cycles of human creativity; art markets.

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Secretary: Ogrodowski, Shirley  (773-702-8191)



Lars Peter Hansen
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1978. The Homer J. Livingston Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College (at Chicago since 1982). Fellow, Econometric Society, 1984; Frisch Prize Medal Co-winner, 1984; Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1993; Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1999.

Recent Research:  Time series econometrics; quantitative analysis of dynamic equilibrium models; asset pricing.

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Secretary: Smith, Debbie  (773-702-6576)



James J. Heckman
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1971. The Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College; Director of the Economics Research Center, Department of Economics; and Director of the Center for Social Program Evaluation, Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies (at Chicago since 1973). Fellow, Econometric Society, 1980; John Bates Clark Medal Winner, 1983; Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1985; Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1992; Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, 2000. Jacob Mincer Award from the Society of Labor Economics, 2005. Editor, Journal of Labor Economics.

Recent Research:  Evaluation of social programs; econometric models of discrete choice and longitudinal data; the economics of the labor market; alternative models of the distribution of income; public economics; regulation and policy reform of income inequality; the economics of the life cycle of skill formation; hedonic models and pricing of heterogeneous goods and characteristics; heterogeneity in general equilibrium models.

Home Page | Nobel Laureate '00

Assistant: Singh, Mohan  (773-702-3478)



Ali Hortacsu
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2001. Professor in Economics and the College (at Chicago since 2001).


Recent Research:
 Industrial organization; auctions, search and matching models, vertical relations, reputation mechanisms; empirical applications in e-commerce, electricity markets, securities, auctions, mutual funds, cement and concrete.

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Secretary: Smith, Debbie  (773-702-8250) 



Samuel S. Kortum
Ph.D., Yale University, 1992. Professor in Economics and the College (at Chicago since 2006).  Frisch Prize Medal Co-winner, 2004.


Recent Research:
  Quantitative models of international trade, technology diffusion, and firm dynamics.

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Secretary: Smith, Debbie  (773-702-8250)



Steven Levitt
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994. The Alvin H. Baum Professor in Economics and the College (at Chicago since 1997). Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2002; Fellow, Econometric Society, 2004; John Bates Clark Medal Winner, 2004. Editor, Journal of Political Economy.


Recent Research:
 Economic models of crime and corruption, the criminal justice system, abortion legalization; school choice.

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Secretary: Barbosa, Ada  (773-702-6576)



Victor O. Lima
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2001. Senior Lecturer in Economics and the College (at Chicago since 2001).


Recent Research:
 monetary economics; social effects; unemployment effects of labor regulation.

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Secretary: Sheinfeld, Shayna  (773-834-6672)



John List
Ph.D., University of Wyoming, 1996. Professor in Economics and the College (at Chicago since 2005). Associate Editor, American Economic Review; Editor, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management


Recent Research:
Experimental economics; field experiments; environmental economics; theory and field studies on incentives, preferences, values, and marketplace effects on corporate and government policy decisions; multi-unit auctions.

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Secretary: Barbosa, Ada  (773-702-6576)



Robert E. Lucas, Jr.
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1964. The John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College and Co-Director of Graduate Placement (at Chicago since 1974). Fellow, Econometric Society, 1975; Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1980; Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1981; Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, 1995; President, Econometric Society, 1997; President, American Economic Association, 2002.

Recent Research:  Monetary theory; growth and development.

Home Page | Vita (PDF) | Nobel Laureate '95

Secretary: Ogrodowski, Shirley  (773-702-8191)



Casey Mulligan
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1993. Professor in Economics and the College (at Chicago since 1993).


Recent Research:
 Non-pecuniary incentives to save and work; how economy affects policy.

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Secretary: Barbosa, Ada  (773-702-6576)



Kevin M. Murphy
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1986. The George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, Graduate School of Business and the College (at Chicago since 1984). Fellow, Econometric Society, 1993; John Bates Clark Medal Winner, 1997; Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1998; MacArthur Fellow, 2005.


Recent Research:
 Empirical analysis of inequality, unemployment, and relative wages; economics of growth and development.



Roger B. Myerson
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1976. The William C. Norby Professor in Economics and the College and Director of Graduate Studies (at Chicago since 2001). Fellow, Econometric Society, 1983; Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1993.


Recent Research:
 Game theory; information economics; economic models of voting and politics.

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Secretary: Barbosa, Ada  (773-702-6576)



Derek A. Neal
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1992. Professor in Economics and the College  (at Chicago 1991-1998 and since 2001). Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Labor Economics.  On-Leave 2006-07.


Recent Research:
 Labor; black-white wage inequality.

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Secretary: Barbosa, Ada  (773-702-6576)



Marcin Peski
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2005. Assistant Professor in Economics and the College (at Chicago since 2005).


Recent Research:
Evolutionary models, learning, foundations of solution concepts, repeated games.

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Secretary: Barbosa, Ada  (773-702-6576)



Philip J. Reny
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1988. Professor in Economics and the College and Chairman of the Department of Economics (at Chicago since 1999). Fellow, Econometric Society, 1996. Charter Member, Game Theory Society, 1999; Associate Editor, Econometrica.


Recent Research:
 Multi-Unit auction theory; equilibrium existence in discontinuous games; implementation theory.

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Assistant: Gulick, Harriet  (773-702-2417)



Allen R. Sanderson
M.A., University of Chicago, 1970. Senior Lecturer in Economics and the College (at Chicago since 1984).


Recent Research:
 The economics of sports; education and labor markets.

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Secretary: Sheinfeld, Shayna  (773-834-6672)



Susanne Schennach
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000. Associate Professor in Economics and the College (at Chicago since 2000).


Recent Research:
 Theoretical and applied econometrics; generalized empirical likelihoods; errors-in-variables.

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Secretary: Barbosa, Ada  (773-702-6576)



Robert Shimer
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996. Professor in Economics and the College (at Chicago since 2003). Editor, Journal of Political Economy.


Recent Research:
 Search theory; labor markets.

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Secretary: Smith, Debbie  (773-702-8250)



Hugo F. Sonnenschein
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1964. The Adam Smith Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College and Co-Director of Graduate Placement (at Chicago since 1993). Fellow, Econometric Society, 1972; Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1984; President, Econometric Society, 1988-1989; Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1990. President and Trustee of the University of Chicago, 1993-2000.  Distinguished Fellow of the American Economics Association, 2006.

Recent Research:  Theories of consumer and firm behavior; general economic equilibrium; game theory; social choice.

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Assistant: Gulick, Harriet  (773-702-2417)



Nancy Stokey
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1978. The Frederick Henry Prince Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College (at Chicago since 1990). Fellow, Econometric Society, 1987; Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1993; Member, National Academy of Sciences, 2004; Editor, Journal of Political Economy.

Recent Research:  Growth theory; economic dynamics; fiscal and monetary policy.

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Secretary: Smith, Debbie  (773-702-8250)



Chad Syverson
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2001. Assistant Professor in Economics and the College (at Chicago since 2001).


Recent Research:
 Market structure effects on productivity, prices, and firm survival; vertical integration, productivity, and market power; incumbent airlines' reactions to entry threats; competition in the mutual fund industry; incentives in residential real estate markets; economic density and efficiency.

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Secretary: Barbosa, Ada  (773-702-6576)



Balazs Szentes
Ph.D., Boston University, 2002. Assistant Professor in Economics and the College (at Chicago since 2002).


Recent Research:
 Non-cooperative game theory; simultaneous multi-object auctions; mechanism design.

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Secretary: Smith, Debbie  (773-702-8250)



Robert M. Townsend
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1975. The Charles E. Merriam Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College (at Chicago since 1985). Fellow, Econometric Society, 1985; Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1994; Frisch Prize Medal Winner 1998.


Recent Research:
 Contract theory and mechanism design; risk and insurance; village economies, micro credit, micro foundations of macro economics; evaluation of financial systems in developing countries, banking

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Secretary: Reznicek, Lenka  (773-702-7587)



Grace Tsiang
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1991. Senior Lecturer in Economics and the College and D. Gale Johnson Director of Undergraduate Studies in Economics (at Chicago since 1990).


Recent Research:
 Labor economics; economics of developing countries; human capital and spatial wage distributions.

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Secretary: Sheinfeld, Shayna  (773-834-6672)



Emeritus Faculty

Milton Friedman
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1946. The Paul Snowden Russell Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Economics (at Chicago since 1946). Fellow, Econometric Society, 1949; John Bates Clark Medal Winner, 1951; President, American Economic Association, 1967; Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, 1976.


Recent Research:
 Secular and cyclical changes in money and income, interest rate and the Gibson paradox; inflation.

Nobel Laureate '76

Contact:  Hoover Institute, Stanford CA 94305-6010 (650-723-0580)



Arnold C. Harberger
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1950. The Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Economics (at Chicago since 1953). Fellow, Econometric Society, 1967; Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1972.


Recent Research:  The inflation syndrome; distributional weights, basic needs and other systematic ways of incorporating non-economic considerations into economic analysis, taxation and international capital flows; international comparisons of rates of return to capital.



Larry Sjaastad
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1961. Professor Emeritus in Economics and the College (at Chicago since 1962).


Recent Research:
 Commercial policy and macro-economic stability; exchange rate behavior in small countries; real exchange rate analysis.



Lester G. Telser
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1956. Professor Emeritus in Economics and the College (at Chicago since 1958). Fellow, Econometric Society, 1968; St. Clair Drake award for outstanding scholarship from Roosevelt University, 2005.


Recent Research:
 Theory of the core; Federal Reserve policy; integer programming; the Great Depression; German hyperinflation.

Contact: Smith, Debbie  (773-702-8250)



George S. Tolley
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1955. Professor Emeritus in Economics and the College (at Chicago 1950-1955 and since 1966).


Recent Research:
 Resources and environment; urban economics and regional economics; agriculture and development; monetary economics; tax and tax policy; finance.

Contact: Smith, Debbie  (773-702-8250)