Academically Speaking

Michele Boldrin
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From UCLA (1987-1990)

Alessandro Prati

Alessandro graduated from UCLA in 1989. I think his official advisor is Axel Leijonhufvud, but I followed his work quite closely. He wrote a beautiful piece on the French hyperinflation of the 1920s.

Alessandro is currently at the IMF Research Department, at the beginning of his career he was the Banca d'Italia for a short while, but then he wisely ran away.

From Northwestern (1990-1994)

Michael Horvath

Michael graduated from Northwestern in 1994, went to Stanford as an assistant professor, wrote three or four great papers on business cycles (on joint with me, on labor contracts and the business cycles) ... and then
... then he discovered he was not only a great researcher, he was probably a better (in the sense of comparative advantages: some people have absolute advantages at everything!) business man ...
After founding Kana Communications, and making a few bucks, he seems to be doing it again at GlycoFi .

From Carlos III (1994-Present)

Ana Montes Alonso

Ana graduated from Carlos III in 1999, spent a couple of years at the Universita' di Modena, and is now Titular (i.e. Associate Professor) at the Universidad de Murcia. Ana and I have written quite a few things together, on education, pension, welfare state, and optimal intergenerational arrangements. And we will be, slowly, but surely, write a few more in years to come.

Jose Ignacio Conde Ruiz

Nacho is "shared" with  Marco Celentani , a beloved colleague at Carlos III. In fact, Marco may have signed Nacho's thesis as the first advisor. But, I claim my share of Nacho ... Nacho, right now, is trying to help Miguel Sebastian to try to run Spain from Moncloa. We will see ...

Francisco Xavier Lores Insua (Fuco)

No doubt Fuco is my student, no? If you do not understand what I mean, check his web page ...  Fuco writes great stuff on consumption and exchange rate. If he only wrote more of it!

Pedro Arevalo

I wish Pedro worked a bit more ... Hey, that's ok Pedro. Still part of the family, every good family needs some lazy and charming guy, right? We have got you, and we are happy with that!

Alfonso Ramon Sanchez Martin

Another co-property, this time with my coauthor Sergi Jimenez Martin , previously at Carlos III (that's where we met Alfonso) now at Pompeu Fabr ain Barcelona.  But, with Alfonso as with Nacho, I do claim my fair share of intellectual influence. After a period in London, at Imperial College, Alfonso is in Sevilla, in a beautiful and promising research center.

From Minnesota (1999-present)

Juan Francisco Rubio Ramirez

Rubio is just fine, or Juan, the rest can be omitted. Rubio graduated from Minnesota in 2001. At the time he could not decide what was better, biking after Miguel Indurain or running bayesian regressions with Jesus Fernandez Villaverde while talking to me about biug research projects. I am still not sure what he thinks is more interesting, but he has certainly become very good at the econometric game. So, I can even claim I have a student who is an applied and theoretical econometrician. I am kind of proud of it.

Ashvin Ahuja

Ashvin also graduated in 2001, and went back to Thailand, where he works at the Bank of Thailand and teaches at a local university. He has done interesting applied work on balanced growth in OECD countries, showing the data reject balanced growth, from pretty much any angle you look at it.

Adrian Peralta Alva

Also with Adrian, as in the case of Fuco, I think it is clear he is my student ... even if it is harder to figure out why just by looking at his website (unless you have been often in my office at the Univ of Minnesota).

Partha Chatterjee

Partha will graduated in 2005, and will then join the Economics Department at NUS Business School. Partha has written for beautiful papers joint with Malik. Check their web pages for the actual papers.

Malik Shukayev

Malik graduated in 2005, and will then join the Research Department at the Bank of Canada. I should write more about Malik and Partha's research, it is very good. I think it is better than people have come to recognize so far.


November 11, 2006