Motohiro Yogo is a professor of economics at Princeton University. He is also a research associate of the NBER and a co-director of the NBER Insurance Working Group. Prior to joining Princeton in 2015, he held research and teaching positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and 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 the importance of risk and regulation in insurance markets. His research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute on Aging, and the Social Security Administration. He has received various awards for his work including the Richard A. Crowell Memorial Prize, the Roger F. Murray Prize, Swiss Finance Institute Outstanding Paper Award, and the Zellner Thesis Award in Business and Economic Statistics.