Jennifer La’O joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis as a monetary advisor in 2020. She is also an associate professor in Columbia University’s Department of Economics and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, where she is affiliated with its Economic Fluctuations and Growth and Monetary Economics programs. Previously, she was an assistant professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a visiting fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
Jennifer received her bachelor’s and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on macroeconomics. Jennifer’s interests include the effects of informational and financial frictions on the business cycle and the aggregate implications of distortions in production networks.
Jennifer’s work has appeared in journals such as Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy, and the American Economic Review. In 2016, she was a recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award.”