Eric T. Swanson

Professor of Economics at University Of California, Irvine

Prof. Swanson received his B.A. in Mathematics from Williams College in 1992, an M.S. in Mathematics from Stanford University in 1994, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford in 1998. From 1998 to 2005 he worked as Economist and Senior Economist on the Research Staff of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC. From 2005 to 2014, he served as a Research Adviser and Senior Research Adviser in the Economic Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Since July 2014, he has been a Professor of Economics at the University of California at Irvine. While at the Board and FRBSF, he worked closely with Laurence Meyer, Ben Bernanke, Janet Yellen, and John Williams. His recent research has focused on macroeconomic models of risk premia; unconventional monetary policy; and measuring the severity of the zero lower bound constraint on monetary policy.