Benjamin H. Griswold III, Class of 1933, Center for Economic Policy Studies
funds economic policy-related research projects within
Princeton’s Department of Economics. Examples
of projects that have been completed recently or are
currently underway include:
- Alan Blinder's book, After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead, was published by Penguin Press in January 2013. His most recent paper, "Financial Crises and Central Bank Independence," is forthcoming in Business Economics.
- Jan De Loecker is currently working on a project to examine how prices, markups, and marginal costs respond to trade liberalization.
- Greg Kaplan continues to focus on labor market risk and the value of human capital. One of his most recent working papers is "The Money Value of a Man," co-authored with Mark Huggett (Georgetown).
- Benjamin Moll has been studying optimal Ramsey policies in a standard growth model with financial frictions. His most recent paper is "Optimal Development Policies with Financial Frictions," co-authored with Oleg Itskhoki (Princeton).
- Uwe Reinhardt continues to focus on issues affecting fiscal and monetary policy and health care, and contributes bi-weekly to Economix, the New York Times blog
- Harvey Rosen continues his work on the economics of higher education. He is exploring the extent to which colleges and universities are becoming more unequal over time. He also is studying the extent to which individuals' choices of insurance plans depend on the prices of the plans.
- Hyun Song Shin continues to research financial institutions, risk and financial stability issues. One of his most recent
projects focuses on global factors in capital flows and credit growth and the role of global liquidity as a key concept in
- Christopher Sims continues his work on monetary and fiscal policy interactions. One of his current projects focuses on statistical modeling of the interaction between standard macro-economic time series and indicators of financial-market friction. In addition, he is studying the effect on central bank balance sheets of rises in interest rates following a period with very low rates.