Motohiro Yogo is a monetary advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He was previously an assistant professor of finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 2004 and an A.B. summa cum laude from Princeton University in 2000.
His fields of expertise are financial economics (asset pricing and household finance), insurance, and econometrics. His current research is on the implications of institutional demand for asset prices and on risk and regulation of the insurance industry. He has published in various economics and finance journals including American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies.
He has received various awards for his work including the Richard A. Crowell Memorial Prize, the Roger F. Murray Prize, the Swiss Finance Institute Outstanding Paper Award, and the Zellner Thesis Award in Business and Economic Statistics.