Fifteen years after the Global Financial Crisis: Recessions and Business Cycles in the History of Economic Thought

Gauti B. Eggertsson


Gauti B. Eggertsson is a macroeconomist and a Professor of Economics at Brown University Economics Department. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 2004, after having completed his B.S. in economics from the University of Iceland. He has worked at Research Departments of the International Monetary Fund and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Since graduation he has also been visiting faculty at Princeton, Yale, and Columbia where he taught international finance and macroeconomics at both graduate and undergraduate level. 

The main focus of Gauti Eggertsson's work is the analysis of monetary and fiscal policy over the business cycle. From his very first contributions, he has shown a keen interest in the history of his field. In particular, he has sought to integrate the essence of the theories of distinguished authors -- such as Fisher, Kaldor, Minsky, and even Keynes -- into the language and frame of reference of modern macroeconomics. Gauti Eggertsson has published in a variety of professional journals such as the American Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Review of Economic Studies, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.