Faculty profiles

Members of the Economics Department

Christina D. Romer

Class of 1957-Garff B. Wilson Professor Emerita of Economics; Professor of the Graduate School; Chancellor's Professor Emerita

Economic history, macroeconomics
Current Status
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985
Research Interests
The effects of fiscal policy; identification of monetary shocks; the determinants of American macroeconomic policy; changes in short-run fluctuations over the 20th century; causes of the Great Depression.

About Christina D. Romer

Christina Romer is the Class of 1957-Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics Emerita. She joined the Berkeley faculty in 1988 and was promoted to full professor in 1993. Professor Romer is co-director of the Program in Monetary Economics at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and is a member of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of California, Berkeley. She has received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. She has served as vice president and a member of the executive committee of the American Economic Association. Prior to her appointment at Berkeley, she was an assistant professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University from 1985-1988. She received her Ph.D. from M.I.T. in 1985.