Committee

Here you can find information about the committee members of the RTE Conference.

Dean Croushore

Dean Croushore is Professor of Economics and Rigsby Fellow at the University of Richmond. He joined the University of Richmond in 2003 after 14 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, where he was Vice President and Economist. The focus of his research in recent years has been on forecasting and on how data revisions affect monetary policy, forecasting, and macroeconomic research. Dr. Croushore’s publications include articles in many leading economics journals. He is author of M&B, published by Cengage, and co-author with Andrew B. Abel and Ben S. Bernanke of Macroeconomics, 10th edition, published by Pearson/Addison Wesley.

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Domenico Giannone

Domenico Giannone is a Senior Principal Economist at Amazon.com, Fellow of the International Association of Applied Econometrics (IAAE), and Research Fellow of the Centre for European Policy Research (CEPR). His general fields of research are macroeconometrics, time series econometrics, forecasting, monetary policy, and business cycles. Prior to joining Amazon, he was Assistant Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Visiting Lecturer at Columbia University and Harvard University, Professor of Economics at the Université libre de Bruxelles and at LUISS University of Rome, Founder and Director of Nowcasting.com, and Economist at the Monetary Policy Research Division of the European Central Bank. He was a member of the CEPR Business Cycle Dating Committee and Scientific Coordinator of the Euro Area Business Cycle Network.  He holds a PhD from the Université libre de Bruxelles, 2004.

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Barbara Rossi

Barbara Rossi is an ICREA Professor of Economics at Pompeu Fabra University. She previously has been an Associate Professor with tenure at the department of Economics at Duke University, after earning her Ph.D. from Princeton University. She is a Fellow of the International Association of Applied Econometrics, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a CEPR Fellow, and currently serves as a Director of the International Association of Applied Econometrics. In the past, she served as a member of the Euro-Area Business Cycle Dating Committee. Professor Rossi specializes in the fields of time series econometrics, as well as applied international finance and macroeconomics. Her current research focuses on forecasting and macroeconometrics. Professor Rossi has published her research findings in the Review of Economic Studies, Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, the International Economic Review, Econometric Theory, the Journal of Applied Econometrics, the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, the Journal of Econometrics, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of International Money and Finance and Macroeconomic Dynamics. She also wrote a chapter on “Advances in Forecasting under Model Instabilities” for the Handbook of Economic Forecasting, a chapter on “Forecasting in Macroeconomics” for the Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Empirical Macroeconomics, and two articles for the Journal of Economic Literature. Professor Rossi serves as the Editor of the Journal of Applied Econometrics. She has served as a coeditor of the International Journal of Central Banking, and associate editor of Quantitative Economics, an associate editor for the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics and the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. She was the Program Chair for the 2016 Econometric Society European Summer Meetings and the 2014 International Association of Applied Econometrics Conference.

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Tara Sinclair

Tara M. Sinclair is a professor of economics and international affairs at the George Washington University, where she has been on the faculty since earning her PhD in economics from Washington University in St. Louis in 2005. Professor Sinclair is a senior fellow at job search site Indeed, the director of the H. O. Stekler Research Program on Forecasting, a member of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Technical Advisory Committee, a research professor at the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) in Germany, a research associate at the Center for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA), and a member of the Conference on Research in Income and Wealth (CRIW). She has been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, a visiting associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and an academic visitor at the Australian National University and the University of New South Wales. Professor Sinclair’s research focuses on developing new tools and data sources to improve economic decision making.

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Shaun Vahey

Shaun’s current affiliations include the University of Warwick, CAMA (ANU), the NIESR, EABCN and AIIN. His teaching experience includes spells at the University of Cambridge, the University of British Columbia, Claremont McKenna College, Melbourne University, the ANU and Warwick. His stints at policymakers include the Bank of England, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and Norges Bank. Shaun’s research has been published in (among others) the American Economic Review, the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, the Journal of Applied Econometrics and the Economic Journal.

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Simon van Norden

Simon van Norden has been at HEC Montréal since 1997. He is currently Professeur Titulaire in the Finance Department. Previously, he has worked for the Bank of Canada. He is a CIRANO fellow, a member of CIREQ and a visiting scholar at the FRB Philadelphia. He has done some adjunct teaching at WBS and ETH Zurich, and he is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Business Cycle Research. His research interests include forecasting, business cycles, and macroeconomic policy.

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