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Professor of Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School

James H. Stock is the Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences and member of the faculty at Harvard Kennedy School. He received a M.S. in statistics and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. His research areas are macroeconomic forecasting, monetary policy, econometric methods, and environmental policy. He is a coauthor with Mark Watson of a leading introductory econometrics textbook and is a member of various professional boards. He previously served as Chair of the Harvard Economics Department from 2006-2009, as Co-Editor of Econometrica from 2009-2012, and as Member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers from 2013-2014.


  • –present
    Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University
  • 2013–2014
    Member, President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers