David Romer

David Romer

American economist, author
Date of Birth: 13.03.1958
Country: USA

Biography of David Romer

David Romer, born in 1958, is an American economist and author of several books. He completed his education at Amherst Regional High School in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1976, and then went on to attend Princeton University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in economics in 1980. After graduating, Romer worked as a junior economist at the Council of Economic Advisers from 1980 to 1981. He then pursued his studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he completed his doctoral degree in 1985. His dissertation was published in the respected economic journal, 'Review of Economics and Statistics'.

Following the completion of his doctorate, Romer taught economics at Princeton University for some time before moving to the University of California, Berkeley in 1988. He became a full professor in 1993. Romer's early research made him one of the leaders in the field of New Keynesian economics. Later, together with his wife, economist Christina Romer, he focused on fiscal and monetary policy issues from the 1950s to the present. More recently, David has concentrated on studying the impact of tax policy on government and overall economic growth in the country.

Romer is the author of several well-known articles on unusual topics for macroeconomics, such as 'Do Students Go to Class? Should They?' and 'Do Firms Maximize? Evidence from Professional Football'. He is a member of the executive committee of the American Economic Association, a recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has been awarded three prizes by the Berkeley's Graduate Economic Association.

Professor Romer is also a director of the Monetary Economics program at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee. He is the author of the book 'Advanced Macroeconomics', which has become a standard for students in the field, and serves as an editor for 'Brookings Papers on Economic Activity'.

Today, David lives and works alongside his wife Christina, with whom he studied at MIT and later became colleagues at the University of California's economics department. The couple has three children.

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