Christina Romer

Christina Romer

Title
Class of 1957 - Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics
Department
Dept of Economics
Phone
(510) 642-4317
Fax
(510) 642-6615
Research Expertise and Interest
economics, the federal reserve, monetary shocks, the great depression
Research Description

Christina Romer received her B.A. from the College of William and Mary and her Ph.D. from M.I.T. Her current research interests include the federal reserve, monetary shocks, and the great depression.

In the News

November 2, 2010

Grant launches Berkeley Economic History Lab

The University of California, Berkeley’s Department of Economics is the recipient of a $1.25 million grant from the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) to develop a Berkeley Economic History Laboratory to train more historically literate economists who can contribute to policy debates and help avoid devastating economic crises.

In the News

November 2, 2010

Grant launches Berkeley Economic History Lab

The University of California, Berkeley’s Department of Economics is the recipient of a $1.25 million grant from the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) to develop a Berkeley Economic History Laboratory to train more historically literate economists who can contribute to policy debates and help avoid devastating economic crises.

Featured in the Media

Please note: The views and opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or positions of UC Berkeley.
March 7, 2019
Kate Davidson
Nations with higher levels of government debt relative to the size of their economies tend to suffer more following financial crises than countries with lower debt levels, finds a new study co-authored by economics professor Christina and David Romer. The study builds on their prior research, and helps explain the reasons for the discrepancy. "Countries should work to keep debt low as an insurance policy for future crises and to minimize market risks," they wrote. "But confronted with high financial distress, domestic policymakers and leaders of international organizations should not let debt loads drive the fiscal response unnecessarily. To do so leads to much worse post-crisis output losses."
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