Òscar Jordà is Professor of Economics at the University of California Davis. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of California, San Diego. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Empirical Economics, and the Journal of Econometric Methods. He has consulted for the European Central Bank and the Bank of Korea, and has been a visiting scholar for the Federal Reserve Board and the Banco de Chile. He is currently a visiting scholar with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. His research spans monetary and international economics, time series methods for macroeconomics, and forecasting. Recent contributions have appeared in American Economic Review, International Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economics and Statistics and several other journals.