The Ordinary Business of Life: How I Came to be an Economist

In this lecture, Prof. Eric Sims will talk about how the breadth, depth, and rigor of the economic way of thinking led him to becoming an economist. He will also discuss some of the most pressing macroeconomic issues of the day and what keeps him up at night in his own research.

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Eric Sims

Professor and Chair, Department of Economics

College of Arts and Letters

About the Lecturer

Eric Sims is a macroeconomist whose research focuses on business cycles and monetary and fiscal policies. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and several other scholarly journals. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and also serves as a research consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. 

At Notre Dame, he teaches classes in macroeconomics and monetary policy at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and is a past recipient of the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.



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