Fatih Guvenen is the Curtis L. Carlson professor of economics at the University of Minnesota and a research associate in the NBER’s Economic Fluctuations and Growth Program. He also serves as an adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, and his MSc and PhD in economics from Carnegie Mellon University. He has held visiting or full-time academic positions at various institutions, including the University of Rochester, New York University’s Stern School of Business, Yale University, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Guvenen’s research focuses on macroeconomic issues in the presence of vast inequality and heterogeneity, which are central features of modern economies. His papers have appeared in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of the European Economic Association, and Journal of Monetary Economics, among others, and have been covered in the media (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New Yorker, Bloomberg, Fortune, Forbes, among others). His work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Retirement Research Consortium, the Russell Sage Foundation, and other organizations.