Motohiro Yogo is a monetary advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He was formerly an assistant professor of finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a visiting assistant professor of economics at Princeton University. He earned an A.B. from Princeton in 2000 and a Ph.D. from Harvard in 2004, both in economics.
His fields of expertise are financial economics and econometrics. His recent work is on the life-cycle demand for health and longevity products and the impact of financial and regulatory frictions on insurance prices. He has previously worked on understanding the relation between business cycles and asset prices; forecasting price movements in stock, bond, commodity, and currency markets; and developing a test for weak identification in the instrumental variables regression model.
His research has received financial support from the National Institute on Aging, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Social Security Administration, and Netspar. His research has appeared in the leading economics and finance journals such as Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. He was awarded the Zellner Thesis Award in Business and Economic Statistics by the American Statistical Association in 2005.