Jonathan A. Parker is Professor of Finance at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and National Bureau of Economic Research NBER) Faculty Research Fellow. Dr. Parker received his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was awarded the Robert Solow Endowment Prize for excellence in research and teaching. Prior to his present position at Northwestern, Dr. Parker has held faculty positions at the Princeton University department of economics, where he was affiliated with the Bendheim Center for Finance and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, at the department of economics at the University of Wisconsin, where he was the Maude P. and Milton J. Shoemaker Fellow, and at the University of Michigan Business School, where he was a Society of Scholars Fellow. Professor Parker has been named an Alfred P. Sloan research fellow and a National Bureau of Economics Aging and Health Economics Fellow, and his research has received support from the National Science Foundation and the Sloan Foundation.
Professor Parker currently serves on the Academic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, on the Board of Editors of the American Journal of Macroeconomics, and as Associate Editor for the Journal of Money Credit and Banking. He is a member of the American Economic Association and Econometric Society.
Professor Parker teaches macroeconomics and finance, and his research focuses on: macroeconomic risk and stock returns, taxation and consumer spending, national saving and wealth, income risk and consumer demand, and psychology and economics.