Prof. Nir Jaimovich, PhD

Ordinary Member CRSA

Professor of Economics
Department of Economics, University of Zurich


Schönberggasse 1

Room SOF H-16

CH-8032 Zürich

+41 (0)44 634 37 13


Short Bio

Nir Jaimovich is a macroeconomist who specializes in studying business cycles and the dynamics of the labor market. Nir has published numerous research papers in top journals, among others, the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, and Journal of Monetary Economics. He is a research fellow at the CEPR, an associate editor of the  Journal of Monetary Economics and the Journal of Economic Theory. Before joining the Univeristy of Zurich, Professor Jaimovich was on the faculty at the Marshall Business School at USC, Duke University, Stanford University, and University of California, San Diego, and a Research Associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Economic Fluctuations and Growth program.

Full CV

Selected Publications

The Trend is the Cycle: Job Polarization and Jobless Recoveries, (with Henry Siu), forthcoming Review of Economics and Statistics

Really Uncertain Business Cycles, forthcoming, Econometrica, May 2018, vol. 86, issue 3, 1031-1065, (with Nick Bloom, Max Floetotto, Itay Saporta-Eksten, and Stephen J. Terry).

Disappearing Routine Jobs: Who, How, and Why?, Journal of Monetary Economy, November 2017, vol. 91, (with Guido Matias Cortes, and Henry Siu).

High-Skilled Immigration, STEM Employment, and Routine-Biased Technical Change,  prepared for Talent Flows in the Global Economy, G. Hanson, W. Kerr, and S. Turner (eds.), NBER Volumne, Univiersity of Chicago Press  (with Henry Siu).

Non-linear Effects of Taxation on Growth, Journal of Political Economy, February 2017, vol. 125, issue 1, 265-291, (with Sergio Rebelo).

What Should I be when I Grow Up? Occupations and Unemployment over the Life Cycle, Journal of Monetary Economics, October 2016, vol. 83,  265-291, (with Martin Gervais, Henry Siu, and Yaniv Yedid-Levi).  

Price Stickiness: Empirical Evidence of the Menu Cost Channel, Review of Economics and Statistics, October 2015, vol. 97, issue 4, 813-826 (with Eric Anderson and Duncan Simester).

Technological Learning and Labor Market Dynamics, International Economic Review, February 2015, vol. 56, issue 1, 27-53  (with Martin Gervais, Yaniv Yedid-Levi, and Henry Siu).

How Frequent are Small Price Changes,, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, April 2014, Vol. 6, Issue 2, 137-155 (with Marty Eichenbaum, Sergio Rebelo, Josephine Smith).

The Demand for Youth: Explaining Age Differences in the Volatility of Hours, American Economic Review, December 2013, Vol. 103, Issue 7, 3022-3044 (with Henry Siu and Seth Pruitt).

Reference Prices and Nominal Rigidities, American Economic Review, February 2011, Vol. 101, Issue 1, 234-262, (with Marty Eichenbaum and Sergio Rebelo).

Can News about the Future Drive the Business Cycle?, American Economic Review, September 2009, Vol. 99, Issue 4, 1097-1118, (lead article), (with Sergio Rebelo).

The Young, the Old, and the Restless: Demographics and Business Cycle Volatility, American Economic Review, June 2009, vol. 99, issue 3, 804-826 (with Henry Siu).

News and Business Cycles in Open Economies, Journal of Money Credit and Banking, December 2008, Vol. 40, Issue 8, 1699-1711 (with Sergio Rebelo).

Firm Dynamics, Markup Variations and the Business Cycle, Journal of Monetary Economics, October 2008, Vol. 55, Issue 7, 1238-1252 (with Max Floetotto).

Income Effects and Indeterminacy in a Calibrated One-Sector Growth Model, Journal of Economic Theory, November 2008, Vol. 143, Issue 1, 610-623.

Behavioral Theories of the Business Cycle, Journal of the European Economic Association, April-May 2007, Vol. 5, No. 2-3, 361-368 (with Sergio Rebelo).

Firm Dynamics and Markup Variations: Implications for Multiple Equilibria and Endogenous Economic Fluctuations, Journal of Economic Theory, November 2007, Vol. 137, Issue 1, 300-325.

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