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Welcome

I am a professor in the Economics Department at the University of California, Irvine. This site provides copies of all my working papers, computer programs, data, research in various stages, and other miscellaneous information about me. For a listing of citations to my work, visit my Google Scholar author page.

The page you are viewing, http://www.ericswanson.org, or equivalently, http://www.ericswanson.us, is the up-to-date location of my site. I expect to maintain this URL as my home page for the next several years.



What’s New

7/17/14:    I’ve moved down to UC Irvine and am now in residence at the Economics Department. I updated my contact information and curriculum vitae accordingly. Also posted a preliminary draft of my new working paper, “A Macroeconomic Model of Equities and Real, Nominal, and Defaultable Debt,” and slides from my presentation of that paper at the NBER Summer Institute. Finally, I posted slides from my discussion in Aarhus of Chin, Filippeli, and Theodoridis’ “Cross-Country Co-Movement in Long-Term Interest Rates: A Regime-Switching DSGE Approach.”
5/11/14:    My paper with John Williams, “Measuring the Effect of the Zero Lower Bound on Yields and Exchange Rates in the U.K. and Germany,” has been published in the Journal of International Economics. I’ve updated my web site and curriculum vitae
4/4/14:    I’ve been busy for the past few months. First, I’ve accepted a position as Professor of Economics at the University of California, Irvine (Economics Dept.) (Wikipedia), beginning in July. I’ll be moving down with my family in the summer, and teaching beginning in January. Second, my paper with John Fernald and Mark Spiegel, “Monetary Policy Effectiveness in China: Evidence from a FAVAR Model,” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of International Money & Finance. Click on the link above for a copy. Finally, I’ve updated my curriculum vitae.
1/16/14:    My paper with John Williams, “Measuring the Effect of the Zero Lower Bound on Medium- and Longer-Term Interest Rates,” has been accepted for publication in The American Economic Review. I’ve posted the final version of that paper, which includes a few minor revisions for clarity. Also posted preprints for my paper with John Williams, “Measuring the Effect of the Zero Lower Bound on Yields and Exchange Rates in the U.K. and Germany,” and updated my curriculum vitae.
11/24/13:    Updated the information on my personal page, including much-needed new family photos.
11/20/13:    My paper with John Williams, “Measuring the Effect of the Zero Lower Bound on Yields and Exchange Rates in the U.K. and Germany,” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of International Economics. I’ve posted a slightly revised version of that paper and updated my curriculum vitae. Also posted a slightly revised version of my paper, “Implications of Labor Market Frictions for Risk Aversion and Risk Premia.” This version includes several minor revisions to improve motivation and clarity.
11/15/13:    Posted new presentation slides for my paper, “Risk Aversion, Risk Premia, and the Labor Margin with Generalized Recursive Preferences,” and new presentation slides for my paper with John Williams, “Measuring the Effect of the Zero Lower Bound on Yields and Exchange Rates in the U.K. and Germany.” Also updated my curriculum vitae.
10/20/13:    Posted slides from my recent discussion of Gertler and Karadi's “Monetary Policy Surprises, Credit Costs, and Economic Activity.” Also posted new presentation slides for my paper with John Williams, “Measuring the Effect of the Zero Lower Bound on Yields and Exchange Rates in the U.K. and Germany.”
9/29/13:    Posted a revised version of my paper with John Williams, “Measuring the Effect of the Zero Lower Bound on Medium- and Longer-Term Interest Rates.” This version is a bit more concise and includes several edits for clarity. Also posted a slightly revised version of my paper, “Risk Aversion, Risk Premia, and the Labor Margin with Generalized Recursive Preferences.” This version includes some additional motivating discussion in the Introduction and a few minor edits for clarity. Finally, I updated my curriculum vitae.
8/24/13:    Posted a draft of my new paper with John Williams, “Measuring the Effect of the Zero Lower Bound on Yields and Exchange Rates in the U.K. and Germany.” Also posted a revised version of my paper, “ Implications of Labor Market Frictions for Risk Aversion and Risk Premia.” This version includes several edits for clarity. Also updated my curriculum vitae.

Contact Information

Prof. Eric Swanson
Department of Economics
University of California, Irvine
3151 Social Science Plaza
Irvine, CA 92697-5100
(949) 824-8305
eric.swanson@uci.edu