Alp Simsek is Rudi Dornbusch Career Development Associate Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research. Alp received his economics Ph.D. degree in 2010 from MIT. He worked at Harvard University for a few years, before returning to his alma mater as faculty in 2013. His research fields are finance and macroeconomics, with a recent focus on understanding the effect of investors’ belief disagreements on financial markets. His work has been published in leading scholarly journals, including Econometrica, Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Review, and the Journal of Finance.

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Liquidity Trap & Excessive Leverage

Article | Mar 11, 2016

How excessive debt hurts the economy and why to curb it.