Christopher A. Sims

Christopher A. Sims, Co-Director : Biography

Christopher A. Sims is the John J. F. Sherrerd ’52 University Professor of Economics at Princeton University, where he has been on the faculty since 1999. He also has held teaching positions at Harvard University, University of Minnesota, and Yale University. His main areas of research include econometric theory for dynamic models and macroeconomic theory and policy. Together with Thomas Sargent, Berkley Professor of Economics and Business at New York University, Sims was awarded the 2011 Economics Nobel Prize. Sims also is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the executive and supervisory committee of the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education – Economics Institute (CERGE-EI), and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In 2012, Sims served as president of the American Economic Association. He earned both his A.B. in mathematics and his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.