Chancellor's Professor of Economics
University of California, Berkeley
Jón Steinsson is a Chancellor’s Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University in 2000 and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 2007. Steinsson taught at Columbia University from 2008 to 2018 before moving to the University of California, Berkeley. He is co-director for the Monetary Economics program of the National Bureau of Economic Research. His main area of research is empirical macroeconomics. His work has focused on characterizing price rigidity and its macroeconomic consequences, identifying the effects of monetary and fiscal policies, and understanding the effects of forward guidance on the economy, among other topics. He grew up in Iceland and participates actively in the political and economic discourse in that country.