Robert Shimer is a consultant at the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Chicago, and Minneapolis, a research associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the Alvin H. Baum Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the Chicago faculty in 2003, he received his Ph.D. at MIT and taught at Princeton University. He is a cochair of the NBER Economic Fluctuations and Growth “Macro Perspectives” group and served as editor of the Journal of Political Economy from 2004 to 2012.
Shimer’s research lies in the intersection between macroeconomics and labor economics. He has focused on search frictions and on the mismatch between workers’ human capital and geographic location and the skill requirements and location of available jobs. He is the author of the book Labor Markets and Business Cycles and has published in many leading journals, including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Review of Economic Studies.
December 2005 - Staff Report 366
Published In: American Economic Review (Vol. 98, No. 5, Decemer 2008, pp. 1922-1942)