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: Monika Piazzesi (Stanford University)

Simon W. Bowmaker


Monika Piazzesi was born in Heidelberg, Germany, and graduated with a Vordiplom in economics from the University of Heidelberg, Germany in 1991 before obtaining a Diplom in economics from the University of Bonn, Germany in 1994 and a PhD in economics from Stanford University in 2000. She has taught at the Anderson School, University of California, Los Angeles, 2000–2003, the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, where she was a Professor of Finance and the John Huizinga Faculty Fellow between 2006 and 2008, and Stanford University, where she currently serves as the Joan Kenney Professor of Economics. Professor Piazzesi’s research focuses on financial economics, macroeconomics, and applied time series. Her most-cited articles in chronological order include ‘A No-arbitrage Vector Autoregression of Term Structure Dynamics with Macroeconomic and Latent Variables’, Journal of Monetary Economics (2003), co-authored with Andrew Ang, ‘Bond Risk Premia’, American Economic Review (2005), co-authored with John Cochrane, ‘Bond Yields and the Federal Reserve’, Journal of Political Economy (2005), ‘What Does the Yield Curve Tell Us About GDP Growth?’, Journal of Econometrics (2006), co-authored with Andrew Ang 363 Columns Design XML Ltd / Job: Bowmaker-Art_and_Practice_Economics_Research / Division: 19Piazzesi /Pg. Position: 1 / Date: 9/7 JOBNAME: Bowmaker PAGE: 2 SESS: 3 OUTPUT: Thu Aug 23 16:50:48 2012 364 The art and practice of economics research and Min Wei, and ‘Housing, Consumption, and Asset Pricing’, Journal of Financial Economics (2007), co-authored with Martin Schneider and Selale Tuzel. Professor Piazzesi’s academic awards include...

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