Joseph Vavra, Professor of Economics, studies macroeconomics and monetary economics, the influence of housing on the macroeconomy, and the effects of regional business cycles on aggregate activity. His recent research argues that monetary policy actions such as QE1 during the Great Recession amplified inequality and explores the consequences of stimulus policies during the pandemic. Vavra holds multiple degrees (Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A.) all in economics from Yale University and earned a B.A. magna cum laude in math, mathematical economic analysis, and statistics from Rice University.
Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business