Scott Baker's research is concentrated in empirical finance and macroeconomics. He is currently engaged in a variety of research projects regarding household leverage, the effects of policy uncertainty on financial markets and growth, and the effects of unemployment benefits on job search intensity. Recent work examines the impact of household leverage and credit constraints in driving sensitivity to both income and asset shocks during the Great Recession.
Scott joined the Finance Department at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management in July 2014. received a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University in June 2014.
He earned his master’s degree in economics from Stanford in 2011, followed by his doctorate in 2014. He also holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science from the University of California, Berkeley.