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Philip Jefferson

Centennial Professor of Economics

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Philip Jefferson

Philip Jefferson, a former research economist at the Federal Reserve Board, teaches macroeconomics and econometrics. His recent research has delved into such issues as the role of education as a buffer against unemployment, the effect of business cycles on poverty rates, and the distribution of income between labor and capital.

Jefferson, whose research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and who served as president of the National Economic Association in 2005, can also provide expert commentary on the Federal Reserve and the monetary policy making process.

Jefferson has held visiting appointments at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the University of California. Before coming to Swarthmore in 1997, he taught at Columbia University and the University of Virginia. He holds a B.A. in economics from Vassar College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia.

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Listen to Philip Jefferson weigh in on the government's June jobs report for NPR.
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Watch Philip Jefferson with analysts on PBS' "NewsHour" discussing the possible expansion of the Fed's regulatory role in 2009.
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Watch Philip Jefferson discuss the Federal Reserve Board's changes in interest rates on PBS NewsHour.
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Listen to Philip Jefferson examine the relationship between consumption and income as embodied in a famous hypothesis by economist Milton Friedman in this 2008 faculty lecture.
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