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Andrew Atkeson

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Consultant and UCLA


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Andrew Atkeson is a professor of economics at the University of California–Los Angeles and a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He has been affiliated with the Bank since 1998, when he started as a research economist. Prior to joining the Bank, he taught at the University of Minnesota, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Chicago.

Andy received his B.A. in economics from Yale University in 1983 and his Ph.D. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business in 1988. His research focuses on, among other things, monetary policy, social insurance, international economics, innovation and firm dynamics, and the intersection of macroeconomics and finance.

Andy’s work has appeared in journals such as Econometrica, the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Review of Economic Studies. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Fellow of the Econometric Society.

Recent Minneapolis Fed Work

The Risk of Becoming Risk Averse: A Model of Asset Pricing and Trade Volumes
December 2018 - Staff Report

Transitional Dynamics in Aggregate Models of Innovative Investment
December 2018 - Staff Report
Forthcoming In: Annual Review of Economics (Vol. 11, 2019)

Government Guarantees and the Valuation of American Banks
June 2018 - Staff Report
Published In: NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2018 (Vol. 33, 2018, pp. 81-145)

Aggregate Implications of Innovation Policy
June 2018 - Staff Report

External and Public Debt Crises
July 2015 - Staff Report
Published In: NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2015 (Vol. 30, 2016, pp. 191-244)

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