Harald Uhlig

Bio & CV

Bio

Harald Uhlig is the Bruce Allen and Barbara Ritzenthaler Professor in Economics and the College in the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics at the University of Chicago.  Harald has been a member of the Economics department since 2007 and served as the department Chairman from 2009 – 2012. Previously, he held positions at Princeton University, Tilburg University and the Humboldt Universität Berlin. His research interests are in macroeconomics, financial markets and Bayesian econometrics, and in particular at the intersection of these three.

Among Harald’s many accomplishments, he served as Co-Editor of Econometrica from 2006 to 2010, and is currently the Managing Editor of the Journal of Political Economy (JPE) since July 2013. He is a consultant of the Bundesbank, European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.  He chaired the CEPR European Business Cycle Dating Committee from 2005 to 2012 and he is a member of the NBER.

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Unabridged CV

Please find an unabridged version of my curriculum vitae here. Research and working papers, etc. are available here.

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Abridged CV

Please find an abridged, shortened version of my curriculum vitae here. A PDF version is also available here.

Major fields of concentration:
Main: Macroeconomics
Topics of interest:

Applied quantitative theory and applied dynamic, stochastic general equilibrium theory:
  • Business Cycles
  • Growth
  • Dynamic Contracts
  • Psychological Foundations of Dynamic Decision Theory
  • Economic Policy
The Intersection of Macroeconomics and Financial Economics:
  • Monetary Economics
  • Asset Pricing
  • Financial Crises
The Intersection of Macroeconomics and Financial Economics:
  • Monetary Economics
  • Asset Pricing
  • Financial Crises
Methods:
  • Vector Autoregressions
  • (Bayesian) time series econometrics
  • Numerical Methods

Professor Harald Uhlig’s Research can also be found at: 

Education

Education

Ph.D. in economics, University of Minnesota, 1990
Diplom in mathematics, Technische Universität Berlin, 1985
Vordiplom in economics, Technische Universität Berlin, 1983
Vordiplom in mathematics, Technische Universität Berlin, 1982
Abitur (high school diploma), Waldoberschule Berlin, 1979

Positions Held

Positions Held
  • 2009-2012: Chairperson of the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago
  • 2007-: Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, Department of Economics
  • 2004-: “Forschungsprofessor” (Guest Researcher) at the Bundesbank
  • 2002-2004: “Forschungsprofessor” (Guest Researcher) at DIW Berlin
  • 2000-2007: Professor of Economics at Humboldt University, Berlin
  • 2000-2012: Part-time Professor (“10%”) at CentER for Economic Research, Tilburg University (the Netherlands)
  • 1999-2000: Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics, Stanford University (sabbatical from Tilburg University)
  • 1994-2000: Research Professor for Macroeconomics, CentER for Economic Research, Tilburg University (the Netherlands
  • 1993, 1994: Guest Lecturer (“Lehrstuhlvertretung”), University of Bonn, Germany
  • 1992-1993: Sabbatical from Princeton, visiting CES (Munich), Bonn and Chicago (Visiting Assistant Professor)
  • 1990-1994: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Princeton University
  • 1986-1989: Research Assistant for Professor Christopher A. Sims at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and at the Institute for Empirical Macroeconomics
  • 1987: Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota. Full responsibility for Econ 3102, “intermediate macroeconomics,” summer school
  • 1982-1985: Student Teaching Assistant (“Tutor”) for mathematics at the Technical University of Berlin

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
  • 2013 (stays: February, August): Duisenberg Fellow at the European Central Bank
  • June 2012: Nottingham University, Granger Lecture
  • December 2005: Frank P. Ramsey Prize for the best paper in “Macroeconomic Dynamics” during the second four years of publication, 2001-2004, for the article “The Sharpe Ratio and Preferences: A Parametric Approach,” MD, vol. 6, no. 2 (April 2002), 202-241, joint with Martin Lettau
  • December 2003: Elected Fellow of the Econometric Society
  • October 2003Gossen-Preis of the Verein für Socialpolitik
  • May 1990: Participant of the Review of Economic Studies European Meetings of seven recent Ph.Ds in economics to present their paper in London, Barcelona and Tel Aviv
  • 1989-1990: Alfred P. Sloan Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York
  • 1989-1990: Dissertation Support Award, National Bureau of Economic Research’s Committee on Dissertation Support Awards, NBER, Cambridge, MA
  • 1986-1987: Graduate School Fellowship, Department of Economics, University of Minnesota
  • 1985-1986Fulbright Scholarship
  • 1981-1985: Stipendiat der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (member of the German Scholarship Foundation)

Grants

Grants
  • 1998-2003: NASEF (New Approaches to the Study of Business Fluctuations), a TMR network grant, joint with ECARE, Carlos III, Humboldt U., IMOP, Modena, EUI, UCL (London), CEPR
  • 2000-: A “Teilprojekt” in the “Sonderforschungsbereich 373” of the Department of Economics, Humboldt University Berlin
  • 2001-: Involved in raising the funds for the Deutsche Bank Visiting Professorship for International Research in Economics at the Department of Economics, Humboldt University
  • 2002�2003: Coordinator for the Guest Professorship for International Research in Economics at Humboldt University, financed by a grant of Deutsche Bank
  • 2002-2006: MAPMU (Macroeconomic Policy Design for Monetary Unions), a RTN network grant, joint with CREI (Gali, Barcelona), CEPR (Mihov, London), EPRU (Jensen, Kopenhagen), EUI (Perotti, Florence), LBS (Ravn, London), GIIS (Wyplosz, Geneva) and UvA (Beetsma, Amsterdam), see http://www.cepr.org/research/networks/mapmu/
  • 2005-2007: Sonderforschungsbereich (“collaborative research center”, a block grant to a number of scientists working together) SFB 649 “Ökonomisches Risiko”
  • 2009-2011: NSF grant SES-0922550 on “Aggregate risks and aggregate allocations”
  • 2011-2014: INET grant 2866, “Understanding Macroeconomic Fragility”
  • 2012-2015: NSF grant SES-1227280 on “Understanding Macro Risks”

Memberships and Editorships

Memberships and Editorships
  • Co-Editor, Journal of Political Economy, since April 2012
  • NBER Research Associate (EFG), since May 2008
  • Scientific Board Member, Mannheim Graduate School in Economics and Social Sciences, since 2008.
  • Co-Editor of Econometrica, July 2006-June 2010
  • Rotary “Berlin-Brandenburger Tor”, 2005-2008.
  • Chair of the CEPR European Business Cycle Dating Committee, since 2005
  • Member of the CEPR European Business Cycle Dating Committee, since 2003
  • Regional Consultant (Austria, Germany) for the European Winter Meetings of the Econometric Society, since 2003
  • Mitglied des makro-ekonomischen Ausschusses des Vereins for Socialpolitik, since 2003
  • Mitglied des wissenschaftlichen Beirates des RWI (Essen), since 2003
  • Member of the scientific advisory board of CREI (Barcelona), since 2003
  • Vertrauensdozent der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, since 2002
  • Mitglied des theoretischen Ausschusses des Vereins for Socialpolitik
  • Mitglied des ekonometrischen Ausschusses des Vereins for Socialpolitik
  • Associate editor for the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 1995 – 1998
  • Associate editor for the Review of Economic Studies, 1996-2006
  • Associate editor for Macroeconomic Dynamics 1997 – 2002
  • Co-Editor of the European Economic Review, 1997 – 2001.
  • Associate editor of Computational Economics 1998 – ca. 2002
  • Associate editor of Econometric Theory since 2000
  • Associate editor of the Bepress Journal of Macroeconomics since 2000
  • Associate editor of the Journal of Financial Econometrics 2001 – ca. 2004
  • “Monitoring the European Central Bank” (MECB) group, a CEPR initiative, since 1998.
  • CEPR Research Fellow (Financial Economics, International Macroeconomics).
  • Econometric Society, American Economic Association, European Economic Association.

Dissertation

Dissertation

“Costly Information Acquisition, Stock Prices and Neoclassical Growth,”; supervisor, C.A. Sims.

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