Priit Jeenas

PhD Candidate

Priit Jeenas is a 2018 MFM fellowship awardee and an Economics Ph.D. candidate at New York University. His research interests lie at the intersection of macroeconomics, financial economics and monetary theory. He is particularly interested in the study of financial constraints faced by nonfinancial firms and the demand and supply of safe assets.

His most recent project studies the relevance of debt issuance costs for individual firm behavior and aggregate investment dynamics. In part of his work, Priit has also assessed how firms' financial conditions characterize their responsiveness to monetary policy shocks. In another project, he has examined the implications of uninsurable idiosyncratic risk for the sharing of aggregate risk in a workhorse general equilbrium model with financial frictions.

Prior to joining NYU, Priit received his Master's degree from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and Universitat Pompeu Fabra as a "La Caixa" Obra Social Scholar.