Christina Patterson studies macroeconomics and labor economics, with a focus on how inequality across workers and firms can affect the economy’s response to shocks. Her research has appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, AEJ: Macroeconomics, and European Economic Review. Additionally, she serves as a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Prior to joining Booth, Patterson was a post-doctoral fellow at Northwestern University. Patterson earned a PhD in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and holds a BA in mathematics and economics from Columbia University. Prior to entering academia, Patterson spent time as a research associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.