Bart Hobijn
Academic Bio
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
230 S La Salle St
Chicago, IL 60604, USA
September 4, 2023
Bart Hobijn joined the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
(FRBC) in the spring of 2022. Mr. Hobijn is an applied macroeconomist, whose
special interests are technological progress and economic growth, price measurement,
and labor market dynamics.
Prior to joining FRBC, mr. Hobijn was a Full Professor of Economics at Arizona
State University and worked in the Economic Research departments of the Federal
Reserve Banks of San Francisco and New York. He also taught classes at U.C.
Berkeley, City University of New York, New York University, and VU University
Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
Mr. Hobijn serves as a member of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Technical Advisory
Committee. He completed his Ph.D. in economics at New York University and his
MS in econometrics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, in the Netherlands.
His research has been published in several of the leading academic journals in eco-
nomics, including the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics,
and Journal of Monetary Economics. He has more than 75 publications and more
than 8000 citations (on Google Scholar).
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Selected recent publications
Esfahani, Mehrdad, John G. Fernald, and Bart Hobijn (2023). World Productivity:
1996 - 2014”. In: American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics forthcoming, pp. –.
Hobijn, Bart and Ay¸seg¨ul
ahin (2022). Maximum Employment and the Partic-
ipation Cycle”. In: Proceedings of the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium 2021,
pp. 273–372.
Hobijn, Bart et al. (2022). What Is Driving U.S. Inflation amid a Global Inflation
Surge? In: Chicago Fed Letter 470.
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