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
Courses Taught
  • 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

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
Publications
  • 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.
Awards
  • Fellow, Econometric Society, 2015
  • Economic Theory Fellow, Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory, 2014