William Morse “Bill” Davidson

Robert James “Bob” ShillerField of work: Economist

Born in Detroit, Robert Shiller graduated with a B.A. in economics from the University of Michigan (1967) and earned a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1972). Recognized for his pioneering research in the field of financial economics, he received the William F. Butler Award from the New York Association for Business Economics, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications, Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics, and the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. A best-selling author, his acclaimed books include Irrational Exuberance (2000), Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy and Why this Matters for Global Capitalism (with George Akerlof; 2009) and Finance and the Good Society (2012).

In this interview, U-M Detroit Center Communications Director, Mike Morland, sits down with Dr. Bob Shiller to discuss everything from his distinguished career to his childhood in Detroit. Additionally, Dr. Shiller provides insight into the economic climate of the City of Detroit and State of Michigan.

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