The Art and Practice of Economics Research
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The Art and Practice of Economics Research

Lessons from Leading Minds

Simon W. Bowmaker

The Art and Practice of Economics Research provides an in-depth look into the research methods of leading economists from across the United States and Europe. This innovative volume contains 25 interviews with practicing economists, presenting insightful personal accounts into an often-misunderstood field.
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Chapter: Jordi Galí (CREI, UPF and Barcelona GSE)

Simon W. Bowmaker


Jordi Galí was born in Barcelona, Spain in 1961 and graduated with a Llicenciat en Ciències Empresarials and a Master in International Management from the Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas (ESADE), Barcelona in 1985 before obtaining a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989. He taught economics at the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University between 1989 and 1993 before accepting a tenured position at New York University in 1994 where he was promoted to Professor of Economics in 1999. He currently holds four academic positions: Director and Senior Researcher, Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (since 1999 and 2001 respectively), Professor of Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (since 2001), and Research Professor of Economics, Barcelona Graduate School of Business (since 2009). Professor Galí’s research focuses on the causes of business cycles and on optimal monetary policy, and he is regarded as one of the main figures in New Keynesian macroeconomics. His most-cited articles in chronological order include ‘How Well Does the IS–LM Model Fit Postwar Data?’, Quarterly Journal of Economics (1992), ‘The Science of Monetary Policy: A New Keynesian Perspective’, Journal of Economic Literature (1999), 194 Columns Design XML Ltd / Job: Bowmaker-Art_and_Practice_Economics_Research / Division: 10Gali /Pg. Position: 1 / Date: 9/7 JOBNAME: Bowmaker PAGE: 2 SESS: 3 OUTPUT: Thu Aug 23 16:50:48 2012 Jordi Galí 195 co-authored with Richard Clarida and Mark Gertler, ‘European Inflation Dynamics’, European Economic Review...

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