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Christopher Tonetti

Christopher Tonetti
Assistant Professor, Economics
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ChristopherTonetti
Assistant Professor of Economics
Graduate School of Business Trust Faculty Fellow for 2015-2016
Academic Area: 
Economics

Research Statement

Christopher Tonetti is a macroeconomist with research in the areas of growth and household finance. His growth research focuses on how firms' investments in innovation and technology adoption contribute to aggregate growth. Recently he has studied how changes in trade policy can alter the competitive environment and affect growth rates by altering the technology adoption patterns of firms. His household finance research focuses on the dynamics of household wealth, income, and consumption over time and over the lifecycle. His recent work studies the savings, consumption, and labor supply patterns of the elderly and their desire for annuities, for insurance against late in life health risks, and to leave bequests.

Research Interests

  • Macroeconomics
  • Household Finance
  • International Economics

Bio

Christopher Tonetti is an Assistant Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he teaches Growth and Stabilization in the Global Economy in the MBA program. His research is in the area of macroeconomics, with a focus on growth and household finance. Christopher received a BA in economics-mathematics from Columbia University, and a PhD in economics from New York University.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Economics, New York University, 2013
  • BA, Mathematics, Columbia University, 2005

Publications

Journal Articles

Taisuke Nakata, Christopher Tonetti. Journal of Applied Economics (forthcoming). 2015.
Jesse Perla, Christopher Tonetti. Journal of Political Economy. 2014, Vol. 122, Issue 1.
Christopher Tonetti, Jess Benhabib, Jess Perla. Journal of Economic Growth. October 18, 2013, Vol. 19, Issue 1, Pages 1-35.

Courses Taught

Degree Courses

2015-16

This course gives students the background they need to understand the broad movements in the global economy. Key topics include long-run economic growth, technological change, wage inequality, international trade, interest rates, inflation,...

The goal of this course is to introduce students to frontier research in quantitative macroeconomics with heterogeneous agents. We study models with imperfect financial markets and/or search frictions. We emphasize theory and numerical methods as...

2014-15

This course gives students the background they need to understand the broad movements in the global economy. Key topics include long-run economic growth, technological change, wage inequality, international trade, interest rates, inflation,...

2013-14

This course gives students the background they need to understand the broad movements in the global economy. Key topics include long-run economic growth, technological change, wage inequality, international trade, interest rates, inflation,...

Insights by Stanford Business

December 15, 2014
Learn more about risk and other related topics.
July 23, 2014
Technical innovation makes more sense for some countries and companies than others.