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M. Saif Mehkari

Associate Professor of Economics
Paul Clikeman Teaching Fellow
  • Profile

    M. Saif Mehkari is a macroeconomist specializing in Fiscal Policy and Business Cycles. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from The Ohio State University and his B.A. (with majors in Economics, Computer Science, and Mathematics) from the Ohio Wesleyan University. His current research focuses on understanding the effects of fiscal policy on economic aggregates such as consumption, employment, educational expenditure, etc. He has published research in the Journal of Economic Theory, the European Economics Review, and the Review of Economic Dynamics, among others. He currently teaches courses in Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 101), Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 102), Data Analysis & Computing for Economics (ECON 242), and Mathematical Economics (ECON 341). In the past, he has also taught Macroeconomics Theory (ECON 272) and Advanced Macroeconomics (ECON 372). He currently holds the Paul Clikeman Teaching Fellowships and, in addition, coordinates both Endeavor RSB (a first-year living and learning community) and the Mathematical Economics major.

  • Publications
    Journal Articles

    Regional Consumption Responses and the Aggregate Fiscal Multiplier, with Bill Dupor, Marios Karabarbounis and Marianna Kudlyak, Review of Economic Studies (Accepted).

    Repatriation Taxes, with Chadwick C. Curtis and Julio Garin, Review of Economic Dynamics, April 2020, pp. 293-313.

    Schools and Stimulus, with Bill Dupor, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, Second Quarter 2020, Vol. 102-2.

    Inflation and the Evolution of Firm-Level Liquid Assets, with Chadwick C. Curtis and Julio Garin, Journal of Banking and Finance, August 2017, pp.24-35.

    Uncertainty Shocks in a Model with Mean-Variance Frontiers and Endogenous Technology Choices, Journal of Macroeconomics, September 2016, pp.71-98.

    The 2009 Recovery Act: Stimulus at the Extensive and Intensive Labor Margins, with Bill Dupor, European Economic Review, June 2016, pp.208-228.

    The Analytics of Technology News Shocks, with Bill Dupor, Journal of Economic Theory, September 2014, pp.392-427


    "Estimating Aggregate Fiscal Multipliers from Local Data," with Bill Dupor, Marios Karabarbounis, Marianna Kudlyak, and David Price, Economic Brief, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, May 2018, 2018-05.

    "How Much Consumption Responds to Government Stimulus," with Marios Karabarbounis and Marianna Kudlyak, Economic Letter, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, April 2018, 2018-11.

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