Faculty Participating in the Stanford Big-Data Initiative

Learn more about the faculty participating in the Stanford Big-Data Initiative in International Macro-Finance.

Faculty Organizers

The Moghadam Family Professor of Finance
Matteo’s research focuses on international macroeconomics and finance. His research topics have included the analysis of exchange rate dynamics, global capital flows, the international financial system, the role of the dollar as a reserve currency, tax havens, bubbles, expectations and portfolio investment, and very long-run discount rates. He is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research affiliate at the Center for Economic Policy Research. He received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley.
Associate Professor of Business Columbia University
Jesse is an assistant professor of macroeconomics in the Economics Division at Columbia Business School. His research is primarily on international finance and macroeconomics, focusing on sovereign debt and exchange rates. His work has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, and the Journal of International Economics. Professor Schreger is also a faculty research fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research’s International Finance and Macroeconomics Program. Prior to joining Columbia, he was an assistant professor at Harvard Business School and a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Economics at Princeton University. He received his PhD in political economy and government from Harvard University. His undergraduate degree in economics and international relations is from the University of Pennsylvania.

Participating Faculty

The Economics of Technology Professor
Susan’s research is in the areas of industrial organization, microeconomic theory, and applied econometrics. Her current research focuses on the design of auction-based marketplaces and the economics of the internet, primarily on online advertising and the economics of the news media. She has also studied dynamic mechanisms and games with incomplete information, comparative statics under uncertainty, and econometric methods for analyzing auction models.
Professor of Economics (by courtesy)
Nick's research interests focus on measuring and explaining management practices across firms and countries. He has been collecting data from thousands of manufacturing firms, retailers, schools and hospitals across countries, to develop a quantitative basis for management research. Recently he has also been running management field experiments in India to identify clearly causal links between management and performance. A second area of research is on the causes and consequences of uncertainty, arising from events such as the credit crunch, the 9/11 terrorist attack and the Cuban Missile crisis. He also works on innovation and IT, examining factors that effect this such as tax, trade and regulation.
Edgerley Family Associate Professor of Business Administration Harvard Business School
Alberto teaches in the Business, Government, and the International Economy unit at Harvard University. He is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Professor Cavallo's research focuses on the behavior of prices and its implications for macroeconomic measurement and policies. His work is based on the use of daily data collected from hundreds of online retailers around the world. He co-founded The Billion Prices Project, an academic initiative at Harvard and MIT that pioneered the use of online data to conduct research on high-frequency price dynamics and inflation measurement. He also created Inflacion Verdadera to measure the real inflation rate in Argentina and Venezuela and co-founded two private companies: DineroMail and PriceStats. He received a PhD from Harvard University in 2010, an MBA from MIT Sloan in 2005, and a BS from Universidad de San Andres in Argentina in 2000.
Assistant Professor of Finance University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Wenxin is an associate professor of finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Previously, she was a principal economist at the Federal Reserve Board and a central bank research fellow at the Bank for International Settlements. She studies global currency and fixed income markets, financial regulations, and emerging market finance. Her current research focuses on various financial market frictions in global dollar funding markets. She earned an AM and a PhD both in Economics from Harvard University and a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Swarthmore College.
Associate Professor of Economics Boston University
Professor Hassan’s research focuses on international finance, macro-finance, and social factors in economic growth. Some of his recent papers study the effects of uncertainty on firm behavior and on the allocation of capital across countries. Another set of papers studies the effect of social structure on economic growth and the effect of historical migration and ethnic diversity on foreign direct investment. Hassan’s work has appeared in the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Finance. He is a research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Center for Economic Policy Research.
The STANCO 25 Professor of Economics
Charles I. (Chad) Jones is an economist noted for his research on long-run economic growth. In particular, he has examined theoretically and empirically the fundamental sources of growth in incomes over time and the reasons underlying the enormous differences in standards of living across countries. In recent years, he has used his expertise in macroeconomic methods to study the economic causes behind the rise in health spending and top income inequality.
Neil Moskowitz Professor of Economics and Finance University of Maryland
Şebnem is Neil Moskowitz Endowed Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research. Her research fields are international macro and finance and economic growth. She pioneered data collection from small private non listed firms from many countries such that these firms real outcomes can be connected to their financing. Her recent work focuses on international transmission of U.S. monetary policy through risk premia in borrowing costs of firms in emerging economies. She also works on SME financing in U.S. and in European countries and how firms leverage can lead to misallocation of resources, declines in aggregate productivity during normal times, and declines in aggregate investment leading to sluggish recoveries after financial crises. Currently, she is the co-editor of the Journal of International Economics and serves at the editorial board of American Economic Review, Journal of European Economic Association, and Journal of Development Economics. Professor Kalemli-Özcan has published extensively in journals such as American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, Journal of European Economic Association, and Review of Economics and Statistics.
Landau Professor in Economic Policy Stanford University, Department of Economics
Pete specializes in macroeconomics, with emphasis on empirical studies of prices, productivity, and economic growth. He received his PhD in economics from Stanford University, where he is currently the Ralph Landau Professor of Economics and the Gordon and Betty Moore Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the Dong Wei Fellow at the King Center for Global Development. He is co-director of the National Bureau of Economic Research program on Economic Growth and Fluctuations. He is a regular visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of Minneapolis and San Francisco, and a Special Sworn Status researcher at the U.S. Census Bureau. He is currently co-editor of the American Economic Review: Insights, and was previously an associate editor for the Journal of Political Economy, Econometrica, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the American Economic Review. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a fellow of the Econometric Society.
The John S. Osterweis Professor of Finance
Professor Krishnamurthy studies finance, macroeconomics and monetary policy. He has studied the causes and consequences of liquidity crises in emerging markets and developed economies, and the role of government policy in stabilizing crises.
The Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance
Hanno has worked at the intersection of macroeconomics and finance. Recently, his research has focused on understanding the forces that determine exchange rates in currency markets. His research has shown how currencies have different risk characteristics that are determined by a country's role in the global economy. These risk characteristics help to understand the behavior of exchange rates. In addition, Lustig has explored the impact of government guarantees on the pricing of tail risk borne by large financial institutions. More recently, Lustig has also worked on understanding the determinants of a firm's volatility (volatility of sales, cash flows, stock returns etc).
Chancellor's Professor of Economics
Emi Nakamura is the Chancellor's Professor of Economics in the Berkeley Economics department. Her research focuses on monetary and fiscal policy, business cycles and macroeconomic measurement. She is a co-editor of the American Economic Review, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and co-director of the Monetary Economics program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She serves on the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Economic Advisers and the Executive Committee of the American Economics Association. She is a recipient of the John Bates Clark medal, the Elaine Bennett Research Prize, the NSF Career Grant, and the Sloan Research Fellowship. She holds a PhD from Harvard University and an A.B. from Princeton University, and taught at the Columbia economics department and business school before joining the Berkeley economics department in 2018.
Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and William Ladany Faculty Scholar University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Brent conducts research on international macroeconomics and trade. He serves as the director of the Initiative on International Economics at the Becker Friedman Institute, an executive board member of the Initiative for Global Markets at Chicago Booth, a research associate in the International Finance and Macroeconomics and the International Trade and Investment groups at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and an associate editor of The American Economic Review, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, and The Journal of International Economics. He previously served as the staff economist for international finance on the White House Council of Economic Advisers and has worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, at McKinsey and Company, and at the McKinsey Global Institute.
Stephens Naphtal Professor of Finance MIT Sloan School of Management
Adrien’s research focuses on measures of systematic risk in financial markets, particularly in currency and sovereign bond markets. Verdelhan’s work in international finance shows when and why exchange rates are risky, thus shedding light on the most well-known and puzzling currency trading strategy: the carry trade. His recent work focuses on arbitrage opportunities and the role of banking regulation. His research has been published notably in the American Economic Review, The Journal of Finance, and The Review of Financial Studies. He is currently a Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was elected Teacher of the Year in 2011 and in 2018 by MIT Sloan students and received the Jamieson Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2016.
Assistant Professor of Finance
Chenzi received her PhD in Economics from Harvard in 2019, and prior to joining Stanford GSB was the International Economics Fellow at Dartmouth College. She works on topics at the intersection of international economics, finance, and history. Her research includes the impact of financial crises and financial growth on international trade, the causes of sovereign debt default, and safe assets.
Professor of Economics
Gabriel Zucman is professor of economics at the Paris School of Economics and Ecole normale supérieure – PSL, associate professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and founding director of the EU Tax Observatory. He is the author of articles published in journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, and of two books. His research focuses on the accumulation, distribution, and taxation of global wealth.