Ayşegül Şahin is the Richard J. Gonzalez Regents Chair in Economics at University of Texas at Austin and a research associate of the NBER Economic Fluctuations and Growth and Monetary Economics groups. She has been serving as a co-editor of the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics since January 2020. She is members of the Panel of Economic Advisers of the Congressional Budget Office, Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Technical Advisory Committee, Executive Committee of the CRIW and the Advisory Boards of the San Francisco Fed and the Carnegie-Rochester-NYU conference. She also acts as consultants to the Federal Reserve Banks of Cleveland, Dallas, Philadelphia, Richmond and Minneapolis. Prior to joining UT Austin’s economics department, she was a research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for fourteen years, where she founded and led the team which focused on the analysis of U.S. labor market. Şahin’s research focuses on analysis of macro-labor issues such as maximum employment, unemployment and labor force participation dynamics, labor market mismatch, estimation of the natural rate of unemployment, gender disparities and unevenness in labor market outcomes, wage and price inflation, and entrepreneurship. Her papers have appeared in various academic journals such as the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Monetary Economics, Jackson Hole Symposium, and Brookings Papers on Economic Activity as well as in the media (the Economist, NY Times, Wall St Journal, Bloomberg, among others).
Şahin received her bachelor’s and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, and her M.A and Ph.D. in economics from University of Rochester.