Christina Patterson studies macroeconomics and labor economics, with a focus on how inequality across workers and firms can affect the economy’s response to shocks. Her research has appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, and European Economic Review. She also serves as a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Patterson holds a BA magna cum laude in mathematics and economics from Columbia University, and earned a PhD in economics, with an emphasis on macroeconomics and labor, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Most recently, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University. Prior to entering academia, she was a research associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She is a Biehler Junior Faculty Fellow at Chicago Booth.