DEPARTMENT FACULTY

  • Daron Acemoglu
    Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., London School of Economics

    Research Interests:

    Human capital; wage inequality; unemployment; search theory; economic growth.

  • Nikhil Agarwal
    Assistant Professor of Economics (starting 2014)

    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Research Interests:

    Industrial Organization, Market Design, Microeconomic Theory, Applied Econometrics

  • Marios Angeletos
    Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Research Interests:

    Heterogeneous information and expectations; global games; self-fulfilling crises; business cycles; incomplete markets; fiscal and monetary policy.

  • Josh Angrist
    Ford Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., Princeton University

    Research Interests:

    Human capital, schooling, and the economics of the family; applied econometrics; evaluation research methodology; program and policy evaluation.

  • David Autor
    Professor of Economics, Assoc. Department Head

    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Research Interests:

    Human capital, skills training, and earnings inequality; "Contingent" and flexible work arrangements; Labor market impacts of technological change; Consequences of employment protection.

  • Abhijit Banerjee
    Ford International Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Research Interests:

    Economic development, income distribution, evolutionary games, "herd behavior" in financial and other markets, a theory of misgovernance.

  • Ricardo Caballero
    Ford International Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., MIT

    Research Interests:

    Macroeconomics, international economics, and finance.

  • Victor Chernozhukov
    Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., Stanford University

    Research Interests:

    Econometric theory; Financial econometrics.

  • Arnaud Costinot
    Associate Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., Princeton

    Research Interests:

    International Trade.

  • Esther Duflo
    Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics

    Ph.D., MIT

    Research Interests:

    Human resources in developing countries; educational choice; returns to education in Indonesia; nutrition in South Africa; industrial organization in developing countries; reputation effects; credit constraints.

  • Glenn Ellison
    Gregory K. Palm (1970) Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., MIT

    Research Interests:

    Game theory, industrial organization, learning, large population and spatial models, technology adoption, geographic concentration of industries, mutual funds.

  • Sara F. Ellison
    Senior Lecturer in Economics

    Ph.D., MIT

    Research Interests:

    Industrial organization, applied econometrics, political economy, pharmaceuticals, e-commerce, event study methodology.

  • Amy Finkelstein
    Ford Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., MIT

    Research Interests:

    Public Finance, Health Economics, Industrial Organization.

  • Robert Gibbons
    Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management and Economics

    Ph.D., Stanford University

    Research Interests:

    Organizational design and performance, relational contracts within and between firms, human resource management.

  • Jonathan Gruber
    Ford Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., Harvard

    Research Interests:

    Access to health care and health care outcomes; the market for, and the effects of employer-provided health insurance; the impact of Social Security systems on retirement decisions; economic analysis of risky behaviors by youth, particularly smoking.

  • Jeffrey Harris
    Professor of Economics

    M.D., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

    Research Interests:

    Economics of the tobacco industry; Economics of AIDS.

  • Jerry Hausman
    John & Jennie S. MacDonald Professor of Economics

    D.Phil., Oxford

    Research Interests:

    Econometric studies in public finance, financial economics, and telecommunications, research in use of flexible specifications for econometric models.

  • Bengt Holmstrom
    Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., Stanford

    Research Interests:

    Contracting, incentives, theory of organization, corporate finance.

  • Mihai Manea
    Silverman (1968) Family Career Development Associate Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., Harvard

    Research Interests:

    Microeconomic Theory.

  • Anna Mikusheva
    Castle-Krob Career Development Associate Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., Harvard

    Research Interests:

    Econometric Theory, Time Series Econometrics.

  • Whitney Newey
    Jane Berkowitz Carlton and Dennis William Carlton Professor of Microeconomics, Department Head

    Ph.D., MIT

    Research Interests:

    Econometrics and applied economics, heterogeneity in demand and supply, panel data.

  • Benjamin Olken
    Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., Harvard

    Research Interests:

    Political economy of developing countries.

  • Parag Pathak
    Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., Harvard

    Research Interests:

    Market-mechanism design; game theory; local public finance and education; financial markets.

  • James M. Poterba
    Mitsui Professor of Economics

    D.Phil., Oxford

    Research Interests:

    Economics of taxation and government spending programs; taxation and personal financial behavior; household portfolio behavior.

  • Drazen Prelec
    Digital Equipment Corporation Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management, Management Sci

    Ph.D., Harvard

    Research Interests:

    Psychology, Decision Theory, Behavioral Economics, Neuroeconomics.

  • Nancy Rose
    Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics

    Ph.D., MIT

    Research Interests:

    Firm behavior and industry performance, the impact of government regulation, executive compensation.

  • Stephen Ross
    Franco Modigliani Professor of Finance and Economics

    Ph.D., Harvard

    Research Interests:

    Economics of uncertainty, corporate finance, decision theory and financial econometrics.

  • Alp Simsek
    Rudi Dornbusch Career Development Assistant Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., MIT

    Research Interests:

    Economic Theory, Macroeconomics, Finance

  • Paulo Somaini
    Assistant Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., Stanford

    Research Interests:

    Industrial Organization

  • Juuso Toikka
    Assistant Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., Stanford

    Research Interests:

    Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory.

  • Robert M. Townsend
    Elizabeth & James Killian Professor of Economics

    Ph.D,. Minnesota

    Research Interests:

    Theory including the revelation principle, costly state verification, optimal multiperiod contracts, decentralization with private information, money with spatially separated agents, and financial structure and growth.

  • Ivan Werning
    Robert M. Solow Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Research Interests:

    Macroeconomics, Public Economics, Applications of Dynamic Contracts, Optimal Taxation, Monetary Policy, Unemployment Insurance Design.

  • William Wheaton
    Professor of Economics and Urban Studies

    Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

    Research Interests:

    Efficiency of urban land markets in the matching of buyers and sellers, and the location decisions of jobs and residences. Cyclic behavior of real estate, economic competition between regions for economic growth, and the provision of local public services.

  • Michael D. Whinston
    Sloan Fellows Professor of Economics Management

    Ph.D., M.I.T.

    Research Interests:

    Industrial Organization, Antitrust Policy, Contract Theory, Organizations, Health Economics, Innovation

  • Heidi Williams
    Assistant Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., Harvard

    Research Interests:

    Labor Economics; Public Finance; Innovation and Productivity; Health Economics

  • Muhamet Yildiz
    Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., Stanford

    Research Interests:

    Game theory; Bargaining.

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PROFESSORS EMERITI

  • Olivier Blanchard
    Robert M. Solow Professor, Emeritus

    Ph.D., MIT

  • Peter Diamond
    Institute Professor and Professor of Economics, Emeritus

    Ph.D., MIT

  • Richard S. Eckaus
    Ford International Professor of Economics, Emeritus

    Ph.D., MIT

  • Stanley Fischer
    Professor of Economics, Emeritus

    Ph.D., MIT

  • Franklin M. Fisher
    Jane Berkowitz Carlton and Dennis William Carlton Professor of Microeconomics, Emeritus

    Ph.D. Harvard

  • Paul Joskow
    Elizabeth & James Killian Professor of Economics and Management, Emeritus

    Ph.D., Yale

  • Michael J. Piore
    David W. Skinner Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus

    Ph.D., Harvard

  • Jerome Rothenberg
    Professor of Economics, Emeritus

    Ph.D., Columbia

  • Richard Schmalensee
    Howard W. Johnson Professor of Economics and Management John C Head III Dean, Emeritus

    Ph.D., MIT

  • Robert M. Solow
    Institute Professor, Emeritus; Professor of Economics, Emeritus

    Ph.D., Harvard

  • Peter Temin
    Elisha Gray II Professor of Economics, Emeritus

    Ph.D., MIT

  • Lester Thurow
    Jerome & Dorothy Lemelson Professor of Management and Economics, Emeritus

    Ph.D., Harvard

ASSOCIATED AND AFFILIATED FACULTY

  • Suzanne Berger
    Raphael Dorman and Helen Starbuck Professor of Political Science, MIT Department of Political Scienc

    Ph.D., Harvard

  • Ernst Berndt
    Louis B. Seley Professor of Applied Economics, MIT Sloan School of Management.

    Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

  • Ernst Fehr
    Annual Visiting Professor

    Ph.D., University of Vienna

  • Leonid Kogan
    Associate Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management.

    Ph.D., MIT

  • Frank Levy
    Daniel Rose Professor of Urban Economics.

    Ph.D., Yale

  • Andrew Lo
    Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor; Professor of Finance; MIT Sloan School of Management

    Ph.D., Harvard

  • Anne McCants
    Professor of History, MIT Department of History.

    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

  • Stewart C. Myers
    Robert C. Merton (1970) Professor of Financial Economics , MIT Sloan School of Management.

    Ph.D., Stanford

  • Roberto Rigobon
    Associate Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management.

    Ph.D., MIT

  • Antoinette Schoar
    Michael M. Koerner (1949) Professsor of Entrepreneurship, MIT Sloan School of Management.

    Ph.D., Chicago

  • Jean Tirole
    Annual Visiting Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., MIT

  • Jiang Wang
    Mizuho Financial Group Professor; MIT Sloan School of Management

    Ph.D., Pennsylvania

VISITING FACULTY

STAFF

  • Carl Anderson
    Desktop Support

  • John Arditi
    Administrative Assistant

    Professors Blanchard, Caballero, Diamond, Gruber, and Poterba

  • Pat Burnett
    Office Assistant

  • Lisa Desforge
    Administrative Officer

  • Andrew Dorner
    Systems Administrator

    Unix and Windows infrastructure administration, virtualization.

  • Lauren Fahey
    Administrative Assistant

    Professors Acemoglu, Autor, Simsek, and Toikka.

  • Emily Gallagher
    Adminstrative Assistant

    Professors Chernozukhov, Mikusheva, Newey, Olken, Temin, Tirole. Undergraduate Payroll Coordinator.

  • Cherisse Haakonsen
    Adminstrative Assistant

    Professors Angrist, G. Ellison, Finkelstein, and Pathak

  • Deborah Jamiol
    Adminstrative Assistant

    Professors Greenstone, Holmstrom, Piore, and Townsend

  • Gary King
    Undergraduate Program Administrator

  • Eva Konomi
    Graduate Administrator

  • Mark Leary
    Information Technology Manager

    Research computing, storage, and development.

  • Loida Morales
    Financial Coordinator

  • Kara Nemergut
    Senior Administrative Assistant

    Department Head and Administrative Officer

  • Kim Scantlebury
    Adminstrative Assistant

    Professors Eckaus, Hausman, Somaini, Wheaton, and Yildiz

  • Beata Shuster
    Administrative Assistant

  • Linda Woodbury
    Administrative Assistant

    Professors Angeletos, Donaldson, and Werning

IN MEMORIAM

  • Morris Adelman
    Professor of Economics, Emeritus

    Ph.D., Harvard

  • Sidney S. Alexander
    May 3, 1916 - February 19, 2009
    Professor of Economics and Management, Emeritus

    Ph.D., Harvard

  • Robert L. Bishop
    June 4, 1916 - February 7, 2013
    Professor of Economics, Emeritus

    Ph.D., Harvard

  • E. Cary Brown
    April 14, 1916 - June 8, 2007
    Professor of Economics, Emeritus

    Ph.D., Harvard

  • Rudiger Dornbusch
    June 8, 1942 - July 25, 2002
    Ford International Professor, International Economics

    Ph.D., Chicago

  • Charles P. Kindleberger
    October 12, 1910 - July 7, 2003
    Ford International Professor of Economics, Emeritus

    Ph.D., Columbia

  • Franco Modigliani
    June 18, 1918 - September 25, 2003 Institute Professor Emeritus; Professor of Finance & Economics

    D. Jur.,Rome and D. Soc. Sci., New School of Research

  • Paul A. Samuelson
    May 15, 1915 - December 13, 2009
    Institute Professor, Emeritus; Professor of Economics, Emer

    Ph.D., Harvard

  • Abraham J. Seigel
    Jan 16, 2011 Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management, Emeritus

    Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley