Jonathan A. Parker is the Robert C. Merton (1970) Professor of Finance at MIT's Sloan School of Management and co-director of the MIT Center for Finance and Policy. An expert in finance, macroeconomics, and household behavior, he has published widely on topics such as macroeconomic risks and asset returns, fiscal stabilization policy, national saving, household financial decisions, the measurement of business cycles, and modeling human economic behavior.
Parker has held numerous government service and consulting positions during his career, including Special Adviser on Financial Stability for the Office of Financial Stability in the U.S. Department of the Treasury in 2009. He is currently an Economic Adviser for the Congressional Budget Office, a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Board of Editors of the American Economic Review, and a co-editor of the NBER Macroeconomics Annual.
Parker holds a B.A. in economics and mathematics from Yale University and a Ph.D. in economics from MIT.