José-Víctor Ríos-Rull has been a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis since 2007 and has been affiliated with the Bank in various capacities since 1987. He was Carlson Professor of Economics at the University of Minnesota from 2007 to 2015 and has also taught economics at University College, London, and Carnegie Mellon University. In 2015 he became Lawrence R. Klein Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Víctor received B.A. degrees in sociology and economics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1980 and 1982, respectively. In 1990 he earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on thinking simultaneously about individual persons and the aggregate economy, on issues ranging from housing prices to shares of output, from credit and bankruptcy to living arrangements of families, from economic fluctuations to positive models of economic policy.
Víctor’s large and respected body of research spans several decades and has appeared in many prestigious publications, including the Journal of Political Economy, the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, Econometrica, Demography, the International Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Theory, the Journal of Monetary Economics, and the Journal of the European Economic Association. He is also a research affiliate at the Center for European Policy Research and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and leads the Centro de Análisis y Estudios Ríos Pérez.