Princeton University
Department of Economics
26 Prospect Ave
Princeton, NJ 08540-5296



Motohiro Yogo is a professor of economics at Princeton University. He is also a research associate of the NBER and a co-director of the NBER Insurance Working Group. Prior to joining Princeton in 2015, he was a research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and an assistant professor of finance at Wharton. He earned a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard in 2004 and an A.B. summa cum laude from Princeton in 2000.

His fields of expertise are financial economics, insurance, and econometrics. His current research is on the impact of institutional investors on asset prices and on risk and regulation of the insurance industry. He has published in various economics and finance journals including American Economic ReviewEconometricaJournal of Political EconomyJournal of FinanceJournal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies.

He has received various awards for his work including the Roger F. Murray PrizeSwiss Finance Institute Outstanding Paper Award, and the Zellner Thesis Award in Business and Economic Statistics.