Jesus Fernandez Villaverde
Jesús Fernández-Villaverde
Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania


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Jesús Fernández-Villaverde's primary research interests are in the formulation of dynamic equilibrium models, their efficient computation, and their estimation, in particular using machine learning. 

He has also worked on issues related to monetary economics, economic history and political economy.


Jesús Fernández-Villaverde is the Howard Marks Presidential Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania. 

He also holds the following positions:

  • Director, Penn Initiative for the Study of the Markets 
  • Co-Director, The Business, Economic, and Financial History Project at the Wharton Initiative on Financial Policy and Regulation
  • Faculty, Graduate Group in Applied Mathematics and Computational Science (Penn)
  • John H. Makin Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute 
  • Civitas Institute Nonresidential Fellow, University of Texas at Austin
  • Fellow at the Collegium Institute
  • Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research
  • Member of the CESifo Research Network.