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Jeff Campbell appointed as Professor of Macroeconometrics

Published: 11th June 2021 Last updated: 11th June 2021

Tilburg University has appointed Dr. Campbell as Professor of Macroeconometrics at the Department Econometrics and Operations Research in the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM), effective June 1, 2021. His research covers Econometrics, Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics.

Contribution to research

His research investigates macroeconomics (especially unconventional approaches to monetary policy and the propagation of fiscal stimulus through households' consumption/savings choices) and industrial organization (specifically the choices of potential entrepreneurs to start their businesses and the decisions of incumbent producers to close their enterprises). In his recent research he explored how central banks can improve economic outcomes with forward guidance (statements about their future policy actions), particularly when interest rates have hit the zero lower bound.

Contribution to education

He teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs Econometrics as well as in the PhD program at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management.  At the graduate level he teaches macroeconomics with a focus on the monetary aspects of business cycles. At the undergraduate level, he teaches statistics and econometrics. He is a strong believer that a university education should equip students to examine the statements of "experts" concerning social, economic and scientific problems critically. Therefore, he work to develop each student's ability to reason independently using data and mathematical models.

Jeffrey Campbell

Jeffrey Campbell (1967, Trenton Michigan USA) received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Michigan in 1989 and his PhD in Economics from Northwestern University in 1995. He is Professor of Macroeconometrics at Tilburg University (0,25 fte) and the Jerome A. Castellini and Frances D. Rasmus Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame (USA). He earlier held a full time position at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago as Senior Economist and Research Advisor. In this work he collaborated with researchers from across the United States on multiple policy memos which were presented to the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the monetary-policy making body of the United States.

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