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BARRO, ROBERT J. Print E-mail

 
Robert Barro's Mug ShotProfessor of Economics, Harvard University, Boston, USA

Main Topics: Macroeconomics, economic growth, most notably the role of political institutions, monetary theory, property rights, public finance
 

 
Professional Profile: Robert Barro is the Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics at Harvard University, a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, a viewpoint columnist for Business Week, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is President of the Western Economic Association and was recently Vice President of the American Economic Association.
Professor Barro is a pioneering thinker in the field of empirical macroeconomics. His groundbreaking research in the determinants of economic growth, employment and inflation and on monetary policy, business cycles, taxation and personal savings are helping to shape national economic policy. Barro extended his research in the interplay between religion and political economy.
He has written extensively on topics in macroeconomics and economic growth. Recent books include Nothing Is Sacred: Economic Ideas for the New Millennium, Determinants of Economic Growth, Economic Growth, and Getting It Right: Markets and Choices in a Free Society, all from MIT Press.
He is often mentioned as a likely future Nobel Prize winner.
 

 

Education:
  • B.S. in Physics, California Institute of Technology, 1965 
 
  • Ph.D. in Economics, Harvard University, 1970

 

 

Selected Works:
  • R. J. Barro, International Determinants of Religiosity, with R. M. McCleary, 2003
 
  • R. J. Barro, Religion and Economic Growth, with R. M. McCleary, 2003
 
  • R. J. Barro, Nothing Is Sacred: Economic Ideas for the New Millennium, MIT Press, 2002
 
  • R. J. Barro, Currency Unions, with A. Alesina, Hoover Institution Press, 2001
 
  • R. J. Barro, Determinants of Economic Growth: A Cross-Country Empirical Study, MIT Press, 1997, (translations in Arabic, Japanese and French)
 
  • R. J. Barro, Getting It Right: Markets and Choices in a Free Society, MIT Press, 1996