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LAEF Seminar Series: Lawrence Christiano

by Laurie Preston | Jan 16, 2019

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Lawrence Christiano is the Alfred W. Chase Chair in Business Institutions, chairman of the Department of Economics and Professor of Economics at Northwestern University. Christiano's research has focused on macroeconomic theory, policy, and econometrics. Specifically, he has been concerned with how the government's monetary and fiscal instruments ought to respond to shocks over the business cycle. This research has two parts; one involves formulating and estimating an empirically plausible model of the macroeconomy, and the second involves developing economic concepts and computational methods for determining optimal policy in an equilibrium model.