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Marco Bassetto

Senior Research Economist


Marco Bassetto joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis as a senior research economist in 2019. Formerly, he was a senior economist and research advisor in the Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He has also been a professor at University College London and an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota and at Northwestern University. He received a B.A. from Bocconi University (Milan, Italy) and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.

Marco’s research focuses on applications of game theory to macroeconomics and the design and consistency of macroeconomic policy. His work has been published in a number of top-tier journals, including American Economic Review, Econometrica, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Monetary Economics, Review of Economic Dynamics, and Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.

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Recent Minneapolis Fed Work

The Fiscal Theory of the Price Level in a World of Low Interest Rates
December 2017 - System Working Paper

Equilibrium and Government Commitment
September 2002 - Working Paper
Published In: Journal of Economic Theory (Vol. 124, No. 1, September 2005, pp. 79-105)

A Game-Theoretic View of the Fiscal Theory of the Price Level
March 2001 - Working Paper
Published In: Econometrica (Vol. 70, No. 6, November 2002, pp. 2167-2195)

Political Economy of Taxation in an Overlapping-Generations Economy
December 1999 - Discussion Paper





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