Kirstin Hubrich is Chief of the Prices and Wages Section in the Research and Statistics Division at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She joined the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as a Principal Economist in the Macroeconomic and Quantitative Studies Section, Division Research and Statistics, in 2015, and has been a Senior Economist at the Research Department of the European Central Bank (ECB) prior to that appointment. She received her Ph.D. from Humboldt University Berlin, where she was also Research Associate at the National Research Center ‘Quantification and Simulation of Economic Processes’. She has held positions as research fellow and economist at the Dutch Central Bank. She has published in leading international journals, including the Journal of Business and Economics Statistics, the Journal of Econometrics and the Journal of Monetary Economics, and has served as a guest editor for the Journal of Applied Econometrics. She has been a Lecturer of undergraduate and graduate courses at Goethe University Frankfurt. She served as a member of the Scientific Committee of the Euro Area Business Cycle Network (EABCN) from 2005-2009 and has co-organised numerous academic conferences and workshops.

Research Interests

  • Empirical Macroeconomics: Standard and non-standard monetary policy, monetary policy transmission, regional and sectoral inflation dynamics, price setting behaviour, oil prices and the macroeconomy, convergence in the euro area, disaggregate information in macro modelling and forecasting
  • Macro-Finance: Financial instability and macro-financial linkages, financial stability and monetary policy
  • Time series econometrics: in particular non-linear models, structural VARs, forecasting methods and forecast evaluation, forecast combination, cointegration

Contact Address 

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20551

e-mail    kirstin.hubrich(at)frb.gov


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