Anton Korinek is an Associate Professor of Economics at University of Virginia and a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER. He received his PhD from Columbia University in 2007 after three years of work experience in the financial sector. He has also worked at the University of Maryland and has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University, the World Bank, the IMF, the BIS and the Bundesbank.

His area of expertise is international finance and macroeconomics. In his current research, Korinek focuses on capital controls and macro-prudential regulation as policy instruments to reduce the risk of future financial crises. He investigates the global spillover effects of such policy measures as well as their implications for income inequality. He has won several fellowships and awards for this work, including from the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

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Liquidity Trap & Excessive Leverage

Article | Mar 11, 2016

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Matching the Moment, But Missing the Point?

Article | Oct 19, 2015

This essay critically evaluates the benefits and costs of the dominant methodology in macroeconomics, the DSGE approach. Although the approach has led to great progress in some areas, it has also created biases and blind spots in the profession that hold back our understanding and our ability to govern the macroeconomy. There is great scope for progress in macroeconomics by judiciously pushing the boundaries of some of the methodological restrictions imposed by the DSGE approach.

Financial Deregulation: A Question of Efficiency or Distribution?

Article | Jan 13, 2015

How can we better protect Main Street from the externalities of Wall Street?

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How do we prevent future financial crisis in emerging markets?

Video | Apr 12, 2016

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