Curriculum Vitae

Harald Uhlig



An unabridged version of Prof. Uhlig's curriculum vitae is available at the PDF at the top of the page. Research and working papers, etc. are available here.

Major fields of concentration:
Main: Macroeconomics
Topics of interest:

Applied quantitative theory and applied dynamic, stochastic general equilibrium theory:
  • Business Cycles
  • Growth
  • Dynamic Contracts
  • Psychological Foundations of Dynamic Decision Theory
  • Economic Policy
The Intersection of Macroeconomics and Financial Economics:
  • Monetary Economics
  • Asset Pricing
  • Financial Crises
The Intersection of Macroeconomics and Financial Economics:
  • Monetary Economics
  • Asset Pricing
  • Financial Crises
Methods:
  • Vector Autoregressions
  • (Bayesian) time series econometrics
  • Numerical Methods



Education
Ph.D. in economics, University of Minnesota, 1990
Diplom in mathematics, Technische Universität Berlin, 1985
Vordiplom in economics, Technische Universität Berlin, 1983
Vordiplom in mathematics, Technische Universität Berlin, 1982
Abitur (high school diploma), Waldoberschule Berlin, 1979



Positions Held
  • 2009-2012: Chairperson of the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago
  • 2007-: Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, Department of Economics
  • 2004-: "Forschungsprofessor" (Guest Researcher) at the Bundesbank
  • 2002-2004: "Forschungsprofessor" (Guest Researcher) at DIW Berlin
  • 2000-2007: Professor of Economics at Humboldt University, Berlin
  • 2000-2012: Part-time Professor ("10%") at CentER for Economic Research, Tilburg University (the Netherlands)
  • 1999-2000: Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics, Stanford University (sabbatical from Tilburg University)
  • 1994-2000: Research Professor for Macroeconomics, CentER for Economic Research, Tilburg University (the Netherlands
  • 1993, 1994: Guest Lecturer ("Lehrstuhlvertretung"), University of Bonn, Germany
  • 1992-1993: Sabbatical from Princeton, visiting CES (Munich), Bonn and Chicago (Visiting Assistant Professor)
  • 1990-1994: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Princeton University
  • 1986-1989: Research Assistant for Professor Christopher A. Sims at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and at the Institute for Empirical Macroeconomics
  • 1987: Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota. Full responsibility for Econ 3102, "intermediate macroeconomics," summer school
  • 1982-1985: Student Teaching Assistant ("Tutor") for mathematics at the Technical University of Berlin



Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
  • 2013 (stays: February, August): Duisenberg Fellow at the European Central Bank
  • June 2012: Nottingham University, Granger Lecture
  • December 2005: Frank P. Ramsey Prize for the best paper in "Macroeconomic Dynamics" during the second four years of publication, 2001-2004, for the article "The Sharpe Ratio and Preferences: A Parametric Approach," MD, vol. 6, no. 2 (April 2002), 202-241, joint with Martin Lettau
  • December 2003: Elected Fellow of the Econometric Society
  • October 2003: Gossen-Preis of the Verein für Socialpolitik
  • May 1990: Participant of the Review of Economic Studies European Meetings of seven recent Ph.Ds in economics to present their paper in London, Barcelona and Tel Aviv
  • 1989-1990: Alfred P. Sloan Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York
  • 1989-1990: Dissertation Support Award, National Bureau of Economic Research's Committee on Dissertation Support Awards, NBER, Cambridge, MA
  • 1986-1987: Graduate School Fellowship, Department of Economics, University of Minnesota
  • 1985-1986: Fulbright Scholarship
  • 1981-1985: Stipendiat der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (member of the German Scholarship Foundation)



Grants
  • 1998-2003: NASEF (New Approaches to the Study of Business Fluctuations), a TMR network grant, joint with ECARE, Carlos III, Humboldt U., IMOP, Modena, EUI, UCL (London), CEPR
  • 2000-: A "Teilprojekt" in the "Sonderforschungsbereich 373" of the Department of Economics, Humboldt University Berlin
  • 2001-: Involved in raising the funds for the Deutsche Bank Visiting Professorship for International Research in Economics at the Department of Economics, Humboldt University
  • 2002–2003: Coordinator for the Guest Professorship for International Research in Economics at Humboldt University, financed by a grant of Deutsche Bank
  • 2002-2006: MAPMU (Macroeconomic Policy Design for Monetary Unions), a RTN network grant, joint with CREI (Gali, Barcelona), CEPR (Mihov, London), EPRU (Jensen, Kopenhagen), EUI (Perotti, Florence), LBS (Ravn, London), GIIS (Wyplosz, Geneva) and UvA (Beetsma, Amsterdam), see http://www.cepr.org/research/networks/mapmu/
  • 2005-2007: Sonderforschungsbereich ("collaborative research center", a block grant to a number of scientists working together) SFB 649 "Ökonomisches Risiko"
  • 2009-2011: NSF grant SES-0922550 on "Aggregate risks and aggregate allocations"
  • 2011-2014: INET grant 2866, "Understanding Macroeconomic Fragility"
  • 2012-2015: NSF grant SES-1227280 on "Understanding Macro Risks"



Memberships and Editorships
  • Co-Editor, Journal of Political Economy, since April 2012
  • NBER Research Associate (EFG), since May 2008
  • Scientific Board Member, Mannheim Graduate School in Economics and Social Sciences, since 2008.
  • Co-Editor of Econometrica, July 2006-June 2010
  • Rotary "Berlin-Brandenburger Tor", 2005-2008.
  • Chair of the CEPR European Business Cycle Dating Committee, since 2005
  • Member of the CEPR European Business Cycle Dating Committee, since 2003
  • Regional Consultant (Austria, Germany) for the European Winter Meetings of the Econometric Society, since 2003
  • Mitglied des makro-ökonomischen Ausschusses des Vereins für Socialpolitik, since 2003
  • Mitglied des wissenschaftlichen Beirates des RWI (Essen), since 2003
  • Member of the scientific advisory board of CREI (Barcelona), since 2003
  • Vertrauensdozent der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, since 2002
  • Mitglied des theoretischen Ausschusses des Vereins für Socialpolitik
  • Mitglied des ökonometrischen Ausschusses des Vereins für Socialpolitik
  • Associate editor for the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 1995 - 1998
  • Associate editor for the Review of Economic Studies, 1996-2006
  • Associate editor for Macroeconomic Dynamics 1997 - 2002
  • Co-Editor of the European Economic Review, 1997 - 2001.
  • Associate editor of Computational Economics 1998 - ca. 2002
  • Associate editor of Econometric Theory since 2000
  • Associate editor of the Bepress Journal of Macroeconomics since 2000
  • Associate editor of the Journal of Financial Econometrics 2001 - ca. 2004
  • "Monitoring the European Central Bank" (MECB) group, a CEPR initiative, since 1998.
  • CEPR Research Fellow (Financial Economics, International Macroeconomics).
  • Econometric Society, American Economic Association, European Economic Association.



PhD Students
  • Erik Canton (Tilburg, ca 1995)
  • Francis Kumah (Tilburg, ca 1996)
  • Jan Fidrmuc (Tilburg, ca 1997)
  • Almuth Scholl (HU Berlin, 2005)
  • Emanuel Mönch (HU Berlin, 2006)
  • Matthias Trabandt (HU Berlin, 2007)
  • Georg Man (HU Berlin, 2008)
  • Christian Stoltenberg (HU Berlin, 2008)
  • Alexander Kriwoluzky (HU Berlin, 2008)
  • Martin Kliem (HU Berlin, 2008)
  • Stefan Ried (HU Berlin, 2008)
  • Pooyan Amir Ahmadi (HU Berlin, 2008)
  • Alejo Costa (University of Chicago, 2010)
  • Sergio Salas Landeau (University of Chicago, 2010)
  • Gideon Magnus (University of Chicago, 2011)
  • Hiroatsu Tanaka (University of Chicago, 2011)
  • Francisco Roch (University of Chicago, 2012)
  • Thorsten Drautzburg (University of Chicago, 2013, expected)
  • Lorenzo Ernesto Bernal Verdugo (University of Chicago, 2013, expected)



Organizing Committees
  • EEA 94 (European Economic Association): member of the programme committee.
  • ESEM 94 (Econometric Society European Meeting): member of the programme committee.
  • EEA 96: member of the programme committee.
  • ESEM 96: member of the programme committee (both for theory and econometrics).
  • NAKE day, November 1997.
  • ES (Econometric Society) American Winter Meetings, New Orleans, 1997: member of the programme committee.
  • ESEM 98: member of the programme committee
  • ESEM 99: member of the programme committee
  • Eight World Congress of the Econometric Society 2000: member of the programme committee
  • Winter Meetings of the Econometric Society 2003-2005: member of the programme committee
  • Co-organized the "Phillips Curve Revisited" Conference, together with Gustav Horn (DIW, Berlin) and Dennis Snower (IZA, Bonn), May 2003.
  • Organized the Berlin leg of the Review of Economic Studies European Meetings May 2004.
  • Co-organized the April 2005 Barcelona conference on "Macroeconomics and Reality: 25 years later", in honour of the work of Christopher A. Sims.
  • Co-organized the Bundesbank spring conference / first SFB 649 conference on "Macroeconomic risk and policy responses", May 2005, in Berlin.
  • Part of the scientific organization committee of the first Prague-Budapest Spring Workshop in Macroeconomic Theory, Prague, June 2005.
  • Scientific organizer (together with Alan Mountfort) of the joint Bundesbank-Banque-de-France conference in Paris, June 2009.
  • Winter Meetings of the Econometric Society 2010: member of the programme committee
  • NBER Economic Fluctuations and Growth conference, San Francisco, February 5th: co-organizer (together with Andrew Atkeson).
  • 2010 World Congress, Econometric Society, Shanghai: member of the programme committee.
  • 2012 BFI-INET conference, "Macroeconomic Fragility", Chicago, May 2012



Dissertation: "Costly Information Acquisition, Stock Prices and Neoclassical Growth,"; supervisor, C.A. Sims