Zero Degrees of Separation: Uncovering the Connections between Monetary and Fiscal Policies
April 2, 2012

Featured speaker: Christopher Sims
2011 Nobel Laureate
Harold H. Helm '20 Professor of Economics and Banking
Princeton University

Chris Sims was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (along with Thomas J. Sargent) in 2011. Sims's teaching and research interests focus on analyzing the economic causes and effects of monetary policy. Among other honors, Sims is president of the American Economic Association, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He received his PhD from Harvard and has taught at Yale, the University of Minnesota, and Harvard.

0. Introduction to Chris Sims interview
1. What is Econometric Modeling?
2. Measuring Economic Impact of Monetary Policy
3. Are Economic Forecasts Really Accurate?
4. Implications of Financial Innovation
5. Comparing Policy Models of U.S. and Europe
6. What Do Economists Do?
7. What Attracted You to Economics?
8. Resource websites

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