Robert Shiller

Sterling Professor of Economics, Yale University; Professor of Finance and Fellow at the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management

Robert J. Shiller is Sterling Professor of Economics, Yale University, and Professor of Finance and Fellow at the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1967 and his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972. He has written on financial markets, financial innovation, behavioural economics, macroeconomics, real estate, statistical methods, and on public attitudes, opinions, and moral judgments regarding markets.

His publications include Market Volatility, Irrational Exuberance, and Finance and the Good Society and he is co-author with George Akerlof of Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism and Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception. He has been research associate, National Bureau of Economic Research since 1980, and has been co-organizer of NBER workshops: on behavioural finance with Richard Thaler 1991-2015, and on macroeconomics and individual decision making (behavioral macroeconomics) with George Akerlof 1994-2007.

In 2013 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, jointly with Eugene Fama and Lars Peter Hansen. Professor Shiller served as Vice President of the American Economic Association, 2005 and President of the Eastern Economic Association, 2006-07. He was elected President of the American Economic Association for 2016.

He writes a regular column, "Finance in the 21st Century", for Project Syndicate, which publishes around the world, and "Economic View" for The New York Times.

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