Research Scholar Greg Hannsgen is a macroeconomist and monetary economist. He is a member of three Institute research groups, as well as the team behind the Strategic Analysis series. In addition, his work alone and with other scholars has appeared in one-pagers, public policy briefs, and working papers, as well as the journals Challenge, International Review of Applied Economics, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Journal of Socio-Economics, Review of Political Economy, and Social Security Bulletin, and in several edited volumes. Hannsgen is also a contributor to the Levy Institute blog, www.multiplier-effect.org. His views and research he has been involved in have been featured or discussed in such outlets as asymptosis.com, the Atlantic, the Financial Times, Kiplingers.com, and the Los Angeles Times. An article of his on the role of homes, mortgages, and home-equity loans in the economy was recently reprinted in the multivolume set Housing Economics, from SAGE Publications. He is on the faculty of the new Levy Institute MS program in Economic Theory and Policy.
Hannsgen’s research interests include:
- monetary and fiscal policy issues in the United States and abroad
- money, finance, and the business cycle
- Keynesian and post-Keynesian macroeconomics
- normative and social aspects of macroeconomic analysis
- heavy-tailed distributions in macroeconomic data and modeling
- applications of computable document format (CDF) technology in macroeconomics
Hannsgen studied economics at the University of Notre Dame, leading to an MA in 1997 and a Ph.D. in 2002. He also holds a BA in economics from Swarthmore College and an MA in public affairs from the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota (renamed the Humphrey School of Public Affairs in 2011). Hannsgen joined the Levy Institute in 2002 and was appointed research scholar in 2006.