Robert Barro

Robert Barro is the Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics at Harvard University, a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and a B.S. in physics from California Institute of Technology.

Noteworthy research conducted by Professor Barro includes economic effects of public debt and budget deficits, empirical determinants of economic growth, and monetary policy. He is currently researching the interplay between religion and political economy and the impact of rare disasters on asset markets and macroeconomic activity.

Representative Publications

“Religion and Political Economy in an International Panel” Barro, Robert J., McCleary, Rachel M., May 2002

“Pandemics and Depressions” (with J.F. Ursua) The Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2009

“It’s the Spending, Stupid – Not the Deficit” Business Week, March 1, 2004

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