Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

Research. Insights. Impact. Advancing the Legacy of Chicago Economics.

Harald Uhlig

Professor of Economics
University of Chicago
Administrative Oversight Committee

A professor of economics and in the College at the University of Chicago, Harald Uhlig is a specialist in applied quantitative theory and methods in economics. Uhlig’s research interests include business cycles, financial markets, economic policy, Bayesian time series analysis, and the psychological foundations of dynamic decision theory. In particular, he is interested in studying the interrelation of macroeconomics and financial markets, and the role of monetary and fiscal policy. Uhlig is a fellow of the Econometric Society and a recipient of the Gossen Preis of the Verein für Socialpolitik, awarded annually to an economist in the German-language area whose work has gained international reputation.

Harald Uhlig, born 1961, is Professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Chicago since 2007 and was the chairman of the department from 2009 to 2012. Previously, he held positions at Princeton University, Tilburg University and the Humboldt Universität Berlin. He served as co-editor of Econometrica from 2006 to 2010, and is current co-editor of the Journal of Political Economy (JPE), since April 2012. He is a consultant of the Bundesbank and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He chaired the CEPR business cycle dating committee from 2005 to 2012.