The lab encourages using advanced micro-empirical techniques and microeconomic data

to answer fundamental questions about the interaction of finance and the macroeconomy


Convene regular informal research brainstorming/early ideas meetings (twice per semester)

Facilitate access to data sources by exploiting the lab’s connections with outside institutions (e.g. central banks)

Fund summer research, data acquisition and conference travel cost for students

Match advanced graduate students with qualified undergraduate research assistants


We bring together faculty, post-doctoral researchers, graduate and undergraduate students to collaborate on macro-finance projects
Atif Mian

John H. Laporte, Jr. Class of 1967 Professor in Economics, Finance, and Policy; Director, Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance at Princeton University

Ernest Liu

Assistant Professor of Economics, Princeton University

Karsten Muller

Assistant Professor of Finance, National University of Singapore

The Macrofinance Lab uses unique datasets to study key questions in economics