Fatih Guvenen is the Curtis L. Carlson Professor of Economics at the University of Minnesota and the director of the Minnesota Economics Big Data Institute (MEBDI). He is also an adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Fatih received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Bilkent University in Turkey and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in economics from Carnegie Mellon University. He has held visiting or full-time academic positions at the University of Rochester, NYU Stern School of Business, Yale University, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Fatih’s research focuses on various aspects of economic inequality and how these interact with the macroeconomy and government policies. His papers have appeared in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Review of Economic Studies, among others, and have been covered in the media (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Financial Times, The Economist, The New Yorker, Bloomberg, Fortune, among others). His work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Retirement Research Consortium, the Russell Sage Foundation, and other organizations.