B.S. Mathematics and Computer Science, MIT
Ph.D. Economics, MIT
Atif Mian is John H. Laporte, Jr. Class of 1967 Professor of Economics, Public Policy and Finance at Princeton University, and Director of the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. He studies the connections between finance and the macro economy. His book, House of Debt (co-authored with Amir Sufi) builds upon powerful new data to describe how debt precipitated the Great Recession, why debt continues to threaten the global economy and the policy implications of fixing the financial system. House of Debt has received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The Atlantic, among many others. Professor Mian's research has appeared in top academic journals, including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial Economics. Prior to joining Princeton in 2012, he taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
- Credit Supply and Housing Speculation (with Amir Sufi) in Review of Financial Studies, Volume 35, Issue 2, February 2022, Pages 680–719.
- Low Interest Rates, Market Power, and Productivity Growth (with Ernest Liu and Amir Sufi) in Econometrica, January 2022
- What explains the decline in r*? Rising income inequality versus demographic shifts (with Ludwig Straub and Amir Sufi) at the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium proceedings, 2021.
- Government Economic Policy, Sentiments, and Consumption (with Amir Sufi and Nasim Khoshkhou) in Review of Economics and Statistics, May 2021.
- Indebted Demand (with Ludwig Straub and Amir Sufi) in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2021.
- How Does Credit Supply Expansion Affect the Real Economy? The Productive Capacity and Household Demand Channels (with Amir Sufi and Emil Verner) in the Journal of Finance, April 2020.
- The Real Effects Of The Bank Lending Channel (with Gabriel Jimenez, Jose-Luis Peydro, and Jesus Saurina) in the Journal of Monetary Economics, November 2020.
- Finance and Business Cycles: The Credit-Driven Household Demand Channel (with Amir Sufi) [2018 Nobel Symposium Presentation: Video, Slides and Remarks] in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, Volume 32, Number 3—Summer 2018—Pages 1–30.
- Household Debt and Business Cycles World Wide (with Amir Sufi and Emil Verner) [Online Appendix] [Replication Data and Code] [June 2018 out-of-sample test, data and code] in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Volume 132, Issue 4, 1 November 2017.