CV and Research

Mirko Wiederholt
Professor of Economics
Sciences Po Paris

I am a Macroeconomist. My research focuses on the sources of business cycles and the effects of stabilization policy. I am particularly interested in how individuals process information and form beliefs about the future, and the implications for policy.

In a recent article with Bartosz Maćkowiak, called Lack of Preparation for Rare Events, we propose a new theory of crises: A rare event realizes, agents who did not prepare for the rare event because it was unlikely take bad actions, and catastrophic consequences follow. We identify inefficiencies and discuss policy implications. The published version is available here.

Publications and Working Papers:

(with Bartosz Maćkowiak)
The American Economic Review (2009)

(with Bartosz Maćkowiak and Emanuel Moench)
Journal of Monetary Economics (2009)

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics (2010)

(with Bartosz Maćkowiak)
The American Economic Review P&P (2012)

(with Luigi Paciello)
The Review of Economic Studies (2014)

(with Bartosz Maćkowiak)
The Review of Economic Studies (2015)

(with Bartosz Maćkowiak and Filip Matejka)
Journal of Economic Theory (2018)

(with Bartosz Maćkowiak)
Journal of Monetary Economics (2018)

revise-and-resubmit, Journal of Political Economy

(with Bartosz Maćkowiak and Filip Matejka)
revise-and-resubmit, Journal of Economic Literature

revision requested, Journal of Monetary Economics

(with Andreas Fuster, Ricardo Perez-Truglia, and Basit Zafar)
revise-and-resubmit, The Review of Economics and Statistics