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Jonathan A. Parker

Jonathan A. Parker is the Robert C. Merton (1970) Professor of Finance, Head of the finance group at Sloan, Director of the MIT Sloan Consumer Finance Initiative, and co-director of the MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy.  He is also an Economic Adviser for the Congressional Budget Office, a co-editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and an expert in both the Financial Times/IGM US Macroeconomists Survey and the IGM Finance Experts panel.  Professor Parker has served as Visiting Scholar at several Federal Reserve Banks, as Special Adviser on Financial Stability for the Office of Financial Stability in the U.S. Department of the Treasury in 2009, as an Editor of the NBER Macroeconomics Annual,  as a contractor for Fidelity, as a contractor for the JPMorgan Chase Institute, and on the Board of Editors of the American Economic Review.  An expert in finance, macroeconomics, and household behavior, Professor Parker has published widely on topics such as macroeconomic risks and asset returns, household financial decisions, fiscal stabilization policy, national saving, the measurement of business cycles, and modeling human economic behavior.

Jonathan A. Parker, Robert C. Merton (1970) Professor of Finance at MIT Sloan

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MIT Sloan Consumer Finance Initiative

Jonathan Parker is Co-Director of Sloan's Consumer Finance Initiative.

MIT Sloan Finance Group

World-renowned for its groundbreaking research, where students are exposed to the very latest in finance theory and practice.

Golub Center for Finance & Policy

Jonathan Parker is Co-Director and Head of Consumer Financial Policy Initiatives at the MIT Golub Center.

The MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering

Jonathan Parker is an affiliated researcher with the MIT LFE.

Congressional Budget Office

Jonathan Parker is an Economic Advisor for the Congressional Budget Office.

The National Bureau of Economic Research

Jonathan Parker is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.