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Fatih Guvenen



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Fatih Guvenen joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis as a visiting scholar in 2008. He is currently a consultant in the Research Department and is a professor of economics at the University of Minnesota.


Fatih received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in economics from Carnegie Mellon University. He also holds a B.Sc. in electrical and electronics engineering from Bilkent University (Turkey). He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (EF&G Program) and served as an advisor to the Central Bank of Turkey from 2013 to 2015.


Fatih’s current research focuses on topics at the intersection of macroeconomics and inequality, including the causes and consequences of wage and earnings inequality, how rising wage dispersion among workers is linked to rising dispersion among their employers, and how individual-level wage and earnings risk varies over the life cycle and over the business cycle.


Fatih is an associate editor for the Review of Economic Dynamics and the Journal of Monetary Economics. Fatih’s work has appeared in a number of prominent economics journals, including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Journal of Monetary Economics. He has a forthcoming book with Princeton University Press, entitled Quantitative Economics with Heterogeneity: An A-to-Z Guidebook. 

Recent Work/Updates

Multidimensional Skill Mismatch
September 2015 - Working Paper

What Do Data on Millions of U.S. Workers Reveal about Life-Cycle Earnings Risk?
January 2015 - Working Paper

The Glass Ceiling and the Paper Floor: Gender Differences among Top Earners, 1981–2012
October 2014 - Working Paper

Inferring Labor Income Risk and Partial Insurance from Economic Choices
June 2013 - Staff Report
Published In: Social Science Research Network (Electronic Journal)

Women’s Emancipation through Education: A Macroeconomic Analysis
April 2013 - Working Paper
Published In: Social Science Research Network (Electronic Journal)

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