Kris James Mitchener
Professor of Economics
Kris James Mitchener is the Robert and Susan Finocchio Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Santa Clara University and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. From 2009-2011, he was the W. Glenn Campbell and Rita-Ricardo Campbell National Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His research focuses on international economics, macroeconomics, monetary economics, and economic history. His research examines how banking supervision and regulation affect financial stability and how national capital markets emerge. His work in international economics explores why countries adopt fixed exchange rate systems, how fixed exchange rates impact sovereign debt spreads, how sovereign debt claims are enforced, and how empires, currency unions, and fixed exchange rate systems impact trade flows between countries. In macroeconomics, Professor Mitchener's research analyzes the impact of credit booms on aggregate output, price targeting, and the process of economic growth and convergence within the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries. Professor Mitchener's research is published in the Journal of Political Economy, Economic Journal, the Journal of Law and Economics, the Journal of Economic Growth, the Journal of International Money and Finance, the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, the Journal of Economic History, Monetary and Economic Studies, the Oxford Review of Economic Policy, and Research in Economic History. He has held visiting positions at the Bank of Japan, the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, UCLA, and CREi at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Economic History, Cliometrica, and Economics. He received his B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.