Kris James Mitchener
Robert and Susan Finocchio Endowed Chair & Professor of Economics
Department of Economics, Leavey School of Business
Santa Clara University
Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
Research Fellow, CESifo
Research Associate, Centre for the Competitive Advantage of the Global Economy (CAGE)
Email Mailing AddressOffice: 321E Lucas Hall Leavey School of BusinessPhone: (408) 554-4340 Department of Economics Fax: (408) 554-2331 Santa Clara University 500 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA 95053-0385
My co-authors and I will be presenting our new research on pandemics and public goods provision at the NBER Summer Institute in July.
I will be presenting new research on Currency Wars at the Western Economic Association meetings in early July.
I will be speaking at the Shadow Open Market Committee Meeting on June 24th.
I will be giving a talk on populism and globalization at Princeton University on May 13th.
My Economic Journal article on hyperinflations and uncertainty is being featured in a special issue on Conflict and is currently free for viewing here.
My new research on the causal effects of countercyclical interest rates on prices and output is now available as a working paper.
My article The Smoot Hawley Trade War (co-authored with Kirsten Wandschneider and Kevin O'Rourke), has been accepted for publication at the Economic Journal.
My article Bank Regulation, Network Topology, and Systemic Risk: Evidence from the Great Depression (co-authored with Angela Vossmeyer and Sanjiv Das) has just been published at the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.
In Defense of Public Debt is now available in bookstores. My co-authors and I explore how public debts have exploded to levels unprecedented in modern history as governments responded to the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis. Their dramatic rise has prompted apocalyptic warnings about the dangers of heavy debts―about the drag they will place on economic growth and the burden they represent for future generations. We offer a sharp rejoinder to this view, marshaling the entire history of state-issued public debt to demonstrate its usefulness.
I am spending the 2021-22 academic year as a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.
My article Sovereign Debt in the 21st Century (with Christoph Trebesch) that surveys research on sovereign debt since the Eurozone Debt Crisis has now been accepted for publication at the Journal of Economic Literature.
My co-authored paper (with Jose Lopez) Uncertainty and Hyperinflation: European Inflation Dynamics after World War I was recently published in the Economic Journal.
ITEMS OF ONGOING INTEREST
Wondering what economic historians have to say about diseases, pandemics, and public health responses. Please read the blog here, which I co-wrote with fellow editors of economic history journals.