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Christopher J Phelan
1925 4th Street South
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Educational Background & Specialties
Ph.D.: Economics, University of Chicago, 1990.
A.M.: Economics, University of Chicago, 1987.
A.B.: Economics and Computer Science (summa cum laude), Duke University, 1984.
Econ 1102: Principles of Macroeconomics
Econ 2020: Economics of COVID-19
Econ 4161: Microeconomic Analysis
Econ 8102: Microeconomic Theory
Econ 8391/8392: Workshop in Growth and Development
Econ 8802: Public Economics
Research & Professional Activities
Chair: Department of Economics , 2012 - present
Director of Graduate Studies: Department of Economics , 2009 - 2012
Professor: Department of Economics , 2007 - present
Advisor: Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis , August 2007 - Present
Senior Economist, Research Department,: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis , August 2001 - August 2007
Adjunct Professor: Department of Economics , Fall 1999 - June 2007
Economist, Research Department,: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis , August 1998 - 2000
Associate Professor, Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences: Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University , August 1997 - August 1999
Assistant Professor, Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences: Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University , July 1994 - August 1997
Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics: New York University , Summer 1991
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics: University of Wisconsin-Madison , September 1990 - July1994
Teaching Fellow: University of Chicago , 1998
Pareto Efficiency and Identity
: Phelan, Christopher, Aldo Rustichini, Theoretical Economics, 13:3 979-1007, 2018.
Speculative Runs on Interest Rate Pegs
: Phelan, Christopher, Marco Bassetto, Journal of Monetary Economics, 73 99-114, 2015.
On the Social Usefulness of Fractional Reserve Banking
: Phelan, Christopher, V. V. Chari, Journal of Monetary Economics, 65 1-13, 2014.
The 'Banks' We Do Need
: Phelan, Christopher, V. V. Chari, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Economic Policy Paper, 2013.
Fellow, Econometric Society, 2015
Economic Theory Fellow, Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory, 2014