Macro Keynote

Ellen McGrattan
Professor of economics at the University of Minnesota
Director of the Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute
Consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

“What do Survey Data Tell Us about U.S. Businesses?”

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 12:00 p.m.
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum | Claremont McKenna College


Ellen McGrattan is a professor of economics at the University of Minnesota and director of the Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute.

She is also a consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, a Research Associate at the NBER, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Fellow of the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory, President of the Society for Economic Dynamics, a member of the BEA Advisory Committee, and an Associate Editor of the
American Economic Review.

Her research is concerned with the impact of monetary and fiscal policy—in particular, the effects on GDP, investment, hours, productivity, the stock market, and international capital flows. Her recent work reexamines some puzzles in macroeconomics and international finance, considering the fact that some investments are mismeasured.

Ellen received her undergraduate degree in mathematics and economics from Boston College and her PhD in economics from Stanford.