Robert Shiller

Sterling Professor of Economics, Yale University

Professor Robert Shiller

Robert J. Shiller is Sterling Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University, and Professor of Finance and Fellow at the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1967 and his Ph.D. in economics from MIT in 1972. He has written on financial markets, financial innovation, behavioral economics, macroeconomics, real estate, statistical methods, and on public attitudes, opinions, and moral judgments regarding markets. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2013.

His 1989 book Market Volatility (MIT Press) is a mathematical and behavioral analysis of price fluctuations in speculative markets. His 1993 book Macro Markets: Creating Institutions for Managing Society's Largest Economic Risks (Oxford University Press) proposes a variety of new risk-management contracts, such as futures contracts in national incomes or securities based on real estate that would permit the management of risks to standards of living. His book Irrational Exuberance (Princeton University Press (PUP) 2000), 2nd edition (PUP 2005) is an analysis and explication of speculative bubbles, with special reference to the stock market and real estate. His book The New Financial Order: Risk in the 21st Century (PUP 2003) is an analysis of an expanding role of finance, insurance, and public finance in our future. His book Subprime Solution: How the Global Financial Crisis Happened and What to Do about It, published in September 2008 (PUP), offers an analysis of the housing and economic crisis and a plan of action against it. He co-authored, with George A. Akerlof, Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism published in March 2009 (PUP). His book Finance and the Good Society was published April 2012 (PUP).

His repeat-sales home price indices, developed originally with Karl E. Case, are now published as the Standard & Poor’s/Case Shiller Home Price Indices. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange now maintains futures markets based on these indices.

He has been research associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, since 1980 and co-organizer of NBER workshops, since 1991. He served as Vice President of the American Economic Association, 2005 and President of the Eastern Economic Association, 2006. He writes a column "Finance in the 21st Century" for Project Syndicate which publishes around the world and an "Economic View" column for the New York Times. 

Education

  • Phd, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972
  • SM, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1968
  • BA, University of Michigan, 1967

Courses

Behavioral and Institutional Economics
MGT 565

Publications

Selected Books

Selected Articles

R. Shiller and V. Shiller
American Economic Review
2011
Property derivatives for managing european real-estate risk
F. J. Fabozzi, R. J. Shiller and R. S. Tunaru
European Financial Management
2010
M. J. Kamstra and R. J. Shiller
The Economists Voice
2010
R. J. Shiller
The Journal of Economic Education
2010
F. J. Fabozzi, R. J. Shiller and R. S. Tunaru
The Journal of Portfolio Management
2009

Selected Working Papers

R. J. Shiller, R. M. Wojakowski, M. Shahid Ebrahim, and M. B. Shackleton
2011
R. J. Shiller, J. Y. Campbell, and L. M. Viceira
2009

Achievements

Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
2013
Professional Scholarly Publishing Prose Award for Finance and the Good Society
William F. Butler Award
New York Association for Business Economics
2012
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group-Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications
2012
Paul A. Samuelson Award for Macro Markets: Creating Institutions for Managing Society's Largest Economic Risks (Oxford University Press), 1996, and for Animal Spirits, 2009
James Vertin Award from the CFA Institute (Chartered Financial Analysts) presented by Charlie Ellis, New Haven
June 11, 2009
Research Associate
National Bureau of Economic Research
Fellow
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Fellow
Econometric Society
Member
American Philosophical Society
Recipient
Guggenheim Fellowship