Robert J. Gordon

Robert J. Gordon

Stanley G. Harris Professor

Office: Arthur Andersen Hall, Room 350

Telephone: 847-491-3616


Research Interests: Macroeconomics

PhD: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967

Robert Gordon is a macroeconomist with a particular interest in unemployment, inflation, and both the long-run and cyclical aspects of labor productivity. He is the author of a textbook in intermediate macroeconomics, now in its 12th edition, and is working on a major new book on the history of the American standard of living. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2014 he was elected as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association in recognition of a long career of outstanding contributions to scholarship, teaching, public service, and the economics profession. For more than three decades, he has been a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research's Business Cycle Dating Committee, which determines the start and end dates for recessions in the United States.

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2014-15 Class Schedules

Summer Session 2015

PhD Job Market Candidates


Economics Junior Recruiting Seminar
January 27, 20153:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Macroeconomics Lunch Seminar
January 28, 201512:00 PM - 1:00 PM

November 17, 2014