Gregor W. Smith | QED

Gregor W. Smith


1. Contact

Electronic mail: smithgw at econ dot queensu dot ca         Phone: (613) 533-6659          Fax: (613) 533-6668

Mail: Department of Economics, Queen's University, Kingston Ontario K7L 3N6 Canada        Office: Room A520, Mackintosh-Corry Hall


2. Biographical Information

Douglas D. Purvis Professor of Economics         B.A. (Queen's); M.A. Hons. (St. Andrews); M.Phil, D.Phil (Nuffield College, Oxon)

Biographical Note        Research Associate, Centers for International Price Research


3. Past Projects and Doctoral Students

My research is in open-economy macroeconomics, macroeconometrics, and economic history.

Here are lists of publications (with links to co-authors) and of past and current doctoral students. CV, IDEAS page, and citations page.

Here are some historical sterling/dollar exchange rates for 1860-1878, the 1920s, and the 1950s, that we have used in some published work.

My old M.A. macroeconomics lecture notes also are available here, as is a disclosure of outside activities.


4. Current Research

  • Distance and Time Effects in Swedish Commodity Prices, 1732-1914 (with Mario Crucini, March 2016)

  • Measuring the Slowly Evolving Trend in US Inflation with Professional Forecasts (with James Nason, October 2013) and the poster version

  • And the distillation of the above working paper: Sticky Professional Forecasts and the Unobserved Components Model of US Inflation (with James Nason, September 2016)
    We're also working on a separate study on estimating the unobserved components model with professional forecasts at multiple horizons.

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