Christian Bayer is full professor of economics at the University of Bonn, since 2008, where he also is director of the institute for macroeconomics and econometrics and serves as the spokesperson of the DFG-sponsored research training group The macroeconomics of inequality. Furthermore, he is a research fellow at CEPR, IZA, and CESifo.
Christian obtained his doctoral degree from Dortmund University in 2004 and between then and coming to Bonn worked at to the European University Institute in Florence, Yale University, and Universita Bocconi in Milan.
His main research interest is the role of heterogeneity in macroeconomics. In particular, he is interested in the macroeconomic implications of financial frictions and uncertainty on investment, firm dynamics, and household savings decisions. All these topics require a serious treatment of how heterogeneity of households and firms evolves in the macroeconomy. His research has been twice sponsored by prestigious ERC grants and has been published in the leading peer-reviewed journals of economics, e.g. the American Economic Review, Econometrica, and the Journal of Monetary Economics.
Fabio Canova is a professor of Macroeconomics at the Norwegian Business School, holder of the Santander chair of Excellence at UC3M, Research associate with the Centre for Applied Macroeconomics and Petroleum Studies and the CEPR. He is also program director of the Budapest School of Central Bank Studies and a member of the scientific committee of the Euro Area Business Cycle network.
In the past he has held the Pierre Werner chair in Monetary Union at the Robert Schumann Center for Advanced Studies (2012-2014), The ICREA Research Professorship at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2006-2012) and is has been Professor of Econometrics at the European University Institute (2011-2014) and Chair in Monetary Economics and the University of Bern (2008). He has been recently awarded an honorary professorship from Henin University in China.
He has been program committee member of the meetings of the International Association of Applied Econometrics (2014-2017), chair for IAAE 2020 and the European Meetings of the Econometric Society 2014, a panelist of ANVUR in 2013, coeditor of the Journal of the European Economic Association from 2008 to 2013 and of the Journal of Applied Econometrics from 2012 to 2017, and a referee for ERC, NSF, ESRC research proposals.
He has taught classes in numerous universities and given professional courses in Central banks and international institutions. He has published over 85 articles in international journals and his graduate textbook, Methods for Applied Macroeconomic Research, has been published in 2007 by Princeton University Press and translated in Chinese in 2010.
Harald Uhlig holds the Bruce Allen and Barbara Ritzenthaler Professorship in Economics and the College at the University of Chicago. He has been at the University of Chicago since 2007 and was Chairman of the Department of Economics from 2009 to 2012. He previously held positions at Princeton University, 1990–1994, Tilburg University, 1994–2000 and Humboldt University of Berlin, 2000–2007.
Uhlig won the Gossen Prize in 2003 and the Ramsey Prize in 2005. He was co-editor of Econometrica from 2006 to 2010. He is co-editor of the Journal of Political Economy since 2012. In 2017 he was named an Honorary Professor at Henan University in China.
Uhlig has published a number of articles in top international journals and serves as a consultant for both the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the European Central Bank.