Professor of Economics
University of Minnesota
Fatih Guvenen is the Curtis L. Carlson professor of economics at the University of Minnesota and a research associate in the NBER’s Economic Fluctuations and Growth Program. He also serves as an adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Bilkent University in Turkey and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in economics from Carnegie Mellon University. He has held visiting or full-time academic positions at various institutions, including the University of Rochester, New York University’s Stern School of Business, Yale University, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Guvenen’s research focuses on different types of economic inequality and economic risks, and how these interact with the macroeconomy and government policies. His papers have appeared in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Review of Economic Studies, among others, and have been covered in the media (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New Yorker, Bloomberg, Fortune, Forbes, The Economist, among others). His work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Retirement Research Consortium, the Russell Sage Foundation, and other organizations.
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