Macro Keynote

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Keynote Speaker:

Reassessing the Role of Heterogeneity to Understand Business Cycles

José-Víctor Ríos-Rull
Lawrence R. Klein Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania

Friday, October 26, 2018 | 12:00 p.m.
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum | Claremont McKenna College

José Víctor Ríos-Rull studied economics and sociology in the Universidad Complutense de Madrid before completing a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Minnesota in 1990. He has held academic positions at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Minnesota, and University College London. He also had a stint at the Research Department of the Minneapolis Fed. He is currently the Lawrence R. Klein Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and manages CAERP. Professor Ríos-Rull is also a Fellow of the Econometric Society and has been a plenary speaker on various conferences starting a long time ago in the 1998 SED meetings. His academic interests are wide, ranging from demographics issues (mortality and family formation), the study of aggregate fluctuations, the determinants of inequality, the role of credit, the determinants of public policy, and various associated technical problems found along the way. He has published extensively on these topics in the most influential journals in the profession. He is particularly proud of his role as a teacher, having been the advisor or co-advisor of more than 45 Ph.D. students.