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

    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
    Gary Loveman Career Development 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.

  • 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
    Class of 1957 Career Development Assistant Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., Harvard

    Research Interests:

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

  • Alexander Wolitzky
    Pentti J. K. Kouri Career Development Assistant Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., MIT

    Research Interests:

    Game theory, microeconomic theory, political economy

  • 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

  • William Wheaton
    Professor of Economics and Urban Studies

    Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

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