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Kimball, Miles Spencer Professor and Eugene D. Eaton Jr. Chair in Economics

Positions

Research

research overview

  • The central theme of much of my research has been trying to understand the details of people's preferences--what people want--both through mathematical theory and surveys data. Within that, the most important area of my current research is on developing national well-being indices and other tools to foster evidence-based government. I also have a broad interest in public policy informed by research, an interest I pursue in the main through my blog: https://blog.supplysideliberal.com/key-posts/ Improving monetary policy has been the single biggest emphasis in my public policy interests: https://blog.supplysideliberal.com/emoney/ This is connected to my other research interest: understanding business cycles. Methodologically, I approach economics from the perspective of cognitive economics: https://blog.supplysideliberal.com/post/107961784445/cognitive-economics

keywords

  • monetary policy, cognitive economics, macroeconomics, labor economic, risk, saving, portfolio choice, happiness

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • ECON 3080 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Introduces theories of aggregate economic activity including the determination of income, employment, and prices; economic growth; and fluctuations. Macroeconomic policies are explored in both closed and open economy models. ECON 3070 ECON and 3080 may be taken in any order; there is no recommended sequence.
  • ECON 8010 - Economics of Risk and Time
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Focuses on new techniques for analyzing behavior in relation to risk and time.
  • ECON 8219 - Economics Research Methods Workshop 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Continuation of ECON 8209. Assists students starting their doctoral thesis by discussing relevant economic research. Presents and discusses research papers.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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