Mark Aguiar

Mark Aguiar is the Walker Professor of Economics and International Finance at Princeton University. He is also the Director of the International Economics Section.

Professor Aguiar received his Ph.D. in economics from MIT in 1999. He began his academic career at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business before moving to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in 2004 and then to the University of Rochester in 2006.  He moved to Princeton in 2011.

Professor Aguiar’s research addresses issues in open- and closed-economy macroeconomics.   Professor Aguiar has studied emerging market business cycles, sovereign debt, the political economy of capital taxation, and growth. His recent research on sovereign debt concerns self-fulfilling debt crises and equilibrium maturity choice. He has also investigated life-cycle consumption, time allocation, inequality, and trends in labor supply. His recent research includes work on young men’s labor supply and hand-to-mouth consumption behavior.

Professor Aguiar was co-editor of the American Economic Review.  He has previously served on the board of editors for the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Dynamics and AEJ: Macroeconomics. Professor Aguiar is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.