Christopher J Phelan

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cphelan@umn.edu
612-625-6353

Economics
4-101 HMH

1925 4th Street South

Affiliations
Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • 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.

Specialties

  • Macroeconomic theory
  • Incentives
  • Inequality
  • Game theory
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Advisor: Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis , August 2007 - Present
Publications
  • 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.
  • Beliefs and Private Monitoring: Phelan, Christopher, Andrzej Skrzypacz, Review of Economic Studies, 79(4) 1637-1660, 2012.
  • What Assets Should Banks Be Allowed to Hold?: Phelan, Christopher, V. V. Chari, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Economic Policy Paper, 2012.
  • On the Robustness of Laissez-Faire: Phelan, Christopher, Narayana Kocherlakota, Journal of Economic Theory, 144(6) 2372-2387, 2009.
  • Incentive Compensation in the Banking Industry: Insights from Economic Theory: Phelan, Christopher, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Economic Policy Paper, 2009.