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Motohiro Yogo



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Motohiro Yogo is a professor of economics at Princeton University and a research associate of the NBER. Prior to joining Princeton in 2015, he was a research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and taught finance at Wharton. He earned a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard in 2004 and an A.B. summa cum laude from Princeton in 2000.

His fields of expertise are financial economics, insurance, and econometrics. His current research is on the impact of institutional investors on asset prices and on risk and regulation of the insurance industry. He has published in various economics and finance journals including American Economic Review, EconometricaJournal of Political Economy, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies.

He has received various awards for his work including the Roger F. Murray Prize, Swiss Finance Institute Outstanding Paper Award, and the Zellner Thesis Award in Business and Economic Statistics.

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Recent Minneapolis Fed Work

Worker Betas: Five Facts about Systematic Earnings Risk
March 2017 - Staff Report
Published In: American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings (Vol. 107, No. 5, May 2017, pp. 398-403)

An Equilibrium Model of Institutional Demand and Asset Prices
October 2016 - Staff Report

Shadow Insurance
May 2016 - Staff Report
Published In: Econometrica (Vol. 84, No. 3, May 2016, pp. 1265–1287)

Health and Mortality Delta: Assessing the Welfare Cost of Household Insurance Choice
December 2015 - Staff Report
Published In: Journal of Finance (Vol. 71, No. 2, April 2016, pp. 957-1010)

The Cost of Financial Frictions for Life Insurers
November 2014 - Staff Report

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