NBER Profile: Pol Antràs
Pol Antràs is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs in International Trade and Investment and Economic Fluctuations and Growth and a Professor of Economics at Harvard University. A native of Spain, Antràs received his B.A. and his M.Sc. in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT.
Antràs joined the Harvard economics faculty in 2003 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Professor in 2007. During 2007-9, he directed the NBER Working Group on International Trade and Organizations.
In 2009, Antràs received the Fundación Banco Herrero Prize, which is awarded annually to a Spanish social scientist under age 40. He is also a Member of the Editorial Board of the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Review, and the Journal of the European Economic Association.
Antràs lives in Belmont with his wife, Lucia, and his newborn daughter, Daniela. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and following his beloved F.C. Barcelona.
NBER Profile: Markus K. Brunnermeier
Markus K. Brunnermeier is a Research Associate in the NBER's Program on Asset Pricing and the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Economics at Princeton University. He is affiliated with Princeton's Bendheim Center for Finance and International Economics Section as well.
Brunnermeier is also a research associate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, CESifo in Munich, and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics, where he was a member of the Financial Markets Group. His research focuses on financial crises, bubbles, and significant mispricings caused by institutional frictions, strategic considerations, and belief distortions.
Brunnermeier is a Sloan Research Fellow and is an associate editor of the American Economic Review, the Journal of the European Economic Association, and the Journal of Finance. The recipient of the Bernácer Prize for outstanding contributions in the fields of macroeconomics and finance, he recently was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to study the implications of financial frictions on the macroeconomy.
He lives in Princeton with his wife, Smita, and his two young daughters, Anjali and Priya.
NBER Profile: Steven J. Davis
Steven J. Davis is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Labor Studies, Economic Fluctuations and Growth, and Energy and Environmental Economics. He is also the William H. Abbott Professor of International Business and Economics at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.
Davis grew up mostly in Portland, Oregon, the oldest of five boys. Like his father, he attended Central Catholic High School and Portland State University, from which he received his B.A.in Economics. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University.
Davis has taught at the University of Chicago, MIT, the University of Maryland, and Brown University. His work on employment and wage behavior, worker mobility, job loss, the effects of labor market institutions, business dynamics, industrial organization, economic fluctuations, national economic performance, public policy, and other topics has been published in the American Economic Review and other leading journals. He is also currently Editor of the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, published by the American Economic Association.
Davis is married with four wonderful children Sophie, Scott, Max, and Tiffany ranging in age from 14 to 26. His wife, Akiko, is a naturalized US citizen originally from Japan.
NBER Profile: Hilary Hoynes
Hilary Hoynes is a Research Associate in the NBERs Programs on Aging, Children, Labor Economics, and Public Economics. She is also a Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis, and the co-editor of the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. She joined the UC Davis faculty after eight years at the University of California, Berkeley.
Hoynes received her undergraduate degree from Colby College and her PhD from Stanford University. She specializes in the study of poverty, inequality, and the impacts of government tax and transfer programs on low-income families. She is currently working on evaluating policy expansions in the Great Society period, using tax data to examine the intensive margin impacts of the Earned Income Tax Credit, and evaluating the safety net in the United States in the post-welfare reform era.
Hoynes lives in Berkeley with her husband Tom and her daughters, Sarah and Erin.
NBER Profile: Monika Piazzesi
Monika Piazzesi directs the NBER's Program on Asset Pricing and is the Jean Kenney Professor of Economics at Stanford University. She is also a Research Asssociate in NBER's Programs on Monetary Economics and Economic Fluctuations and Growth, and is an Affiliated Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.
Prior to joining the Stanford faculty, she taught at the University of Chicagos Graduate School of Business and at UCLAs Anderson School of Business. She holds a diploma in economics from the University of Bonn in Germany and Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.
In 20078, Piazzesi served as a monetary advisor to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Her research focuses on financial economics, macroeconomics, and applied time series, and she has developed influential models of the yield curve for bonds. She is also co-editor of the Journal of Political Economy.