Per Krusell

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Per Krusell is Professor of Economics at Stockholm University (with the Savings Banks Foundations and Swedbank Chair in Macroeconomics). Until recently, he was a Professor of Economics at Princeton University and, before that, held positions at the University of Rochester, the University of Pennsylvania, and Northwestern University. He received numerous awards and grants, most recently the 2007 Söderberg Prize and a 2.1 Million Euro 2008 senior research grant from the European Research Council. Krusell's research has focused on macroeconomics, broadly defined, with particular contributions in the areas of technological change, inequality, political economy, macroeconomic policy, and labor economics. He is currently pursuing a long-term project on the interactions between global climate change and the economy. He is widely held as the most well-dressed professor at the IIES.

5 most cited works (Google Scholar)

Income and Wealth Heterogeneity in the Macroeconomy, Journal of Political Economy, 106:5, 1998 (with Anthony Smith Jr.).

Capital-skill Complementarity and Inequality: A Macroeconomic Analysis, Econometrica, 68:5, 2000 (with Lee Ohanian, José-Víctor Ríos-Rull and Giovanni Violante).

Long-Run Implications of Investment-Specific Technological Change, American Economic Review, 87:3, 1997 (with Jeremy Greenwood and Zvi Hercowitz).

The Role of Investment-specific Technological Change in the Business Cycle, European Economic Review, 44:1, 2000 (with Jeremy Greenwood and Zvi Hercowitz).

Vested Interests in a Positive Theory of Stagnation and Growth, Review of Economic Studies, 63:2, 1996 (with José-Víctor Ríos-Rull).