Spring 2005

Enrico Moretti | Casey B. Mulligan | Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe | Martin Uribe

NBER Profile: Enrico Moretti

Enrico Moretti is a Faculty Research Fellow in the NBER's Program on Education and an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from Bocconi University in Milan and his Ph.D. in economics from Berkeley in 2000. Before joining the Berkeley faculty, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California at Los Angeles. He was also a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Business School in 2002, and is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London and IZA in Bonn.

Moretti lives in San Francisco with his fiancée, Ilaria Salvadori. He enjoys outdoor activities, like backpacking and bird watching. He is also interested in independent films and photography

Enrico Moretti

NBER Profile: Casey B. Mulligan

Casey B. Mulligan

Casey B. Mulligan is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Public Economics, Economic Fluctuations and Growth, Monetary Economics, and Asset Pricing. He is also a professor of economics at the University of Chicago.

Mulligan first came to the University of Chicago in 1991 as a graduate student, and received his Ph.D. in economics there in 1993. In addition to his position in Chicago's economics department, he has been a Visiting Professor teaching public economics at Harvard University, Clemson University, and the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago.

Mulligan is author of the 1997 book Parental Priorities and Economic Inequality, which studies economic models of, and statistical evidence on, the intergenerational transmission of economic status. His recent research is concerned with capital and labor taxation, with particular emphasis on tax incidence and positive theories of public policy.

Mulligan is affiliated with a number of professional organizations and is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including from the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Smith-Richardson Foundation, and the John M. Olin Foundation.

True to his name, Mulligan is an avid golfer who perpetually believes that the next shot will be better than the previous one. Sometimes known as "The Ping Man" to his Flossmoor, IL neighbors, Mulligan has an accurate short game which conflicts with errant tee shots to produce a 10 handicap. Mulligan closely follows NFL football, and is dedicated a fan of numerous losing sports teams including Chicago's Bears and Bulls.

NBER Profile: Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe

Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe

Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe is a professor of economics at Duke University, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a research affiliate at London's Centre for Economic Policy Research. She received her doctorate in economics in 1994 from the University of Chicago.

Before coming to DukeUniversity in July of 2003, she taught at Rutgers University and was an economist in the Division of Monetary Affairs at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She also has held visiting positions at the European Central Bank, Goethe University in Frankfurt, and Princeton University.

Schmitt-Grohe's research and writings have focused primarily on macroeconomic issues, in particular monetary and fiscal policy. Currently, she is serving as an associate editor of the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking and the Journal of the European Economic Association.

Schmitt-Grohe is married to Martin Uribe, who also teaches at Duke and is her frequent co-author. They and their sons, Cristobal and Imanol, live in Durham, North Carolina, surrounded by camellias planted by the wife of the late Joseph Spengler, past president of the American Economic Association. She enjoys skiing, windsurfing, and the movies, but now her children are her favorite pastime.

NBER Profile: Martin Uribe

Martin Uribe is a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a professor of economics at Duke University. He joined the Duke faculty in 2003 after spending five years on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and four years in Washington at the Division of International Finance of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He has also held visiting positions at the Goethe Universitat Frankfurt, Princeton University, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and the European Central Bank.

Uribe received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1994. His research lies in the fields of international finance and monetary economics. His work focuses on explaining business cycles in emerging economies and on the design of optimal monetary and fiscal policies. He also serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of International Economics and the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking.

Uribe is married to Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe, who also teaches at Duke, and is his frequent co-author. They have two sons: Cristobal (5) and Imanol (3). Uribe is an avid reader, diligently working his way down the list of 100 best novels published since 1900 compiled by the Modern Library, a division of Random House. He loves Argentine rock, and works with a constant live audio stream of his favorite ordobesian radio station (www.radiocadena3.com.ar) pouring out of his speakers.

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