Michael D. Bauer

Michael D. Bauer

Professor of Economics

Universität Hamburg

Welcome to my website! I am a Professor of Economics at Universität Hamburg, and a research fellow at CEPR, CESifo, and the IMFS. Previously, I was a central bank economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

My research focuses on the role of financial markets for the macroeconomy, monetary policy, and climate change. I am particularly interested in understanding the effects of monetary policy on the yield curve and asset prices—including monetary policy surprises, forward guidance, monetary policy communication, quantitative easing, monetary policy uncertainty, and risks to the economic outlook. More recently I’ve been working on social discount rates, the social cost of carbon and climate finance.

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  • Monetary Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • Climate Finance
  • Time Series Econometrics
  • Ph.D. in Economics, 2010

    University of California, San Diego

  • M.A. in Quant. Economics and Finance, 2005

    University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

  • B.A. in Economics, 2003

    University of St. Gallen, Switzerland


UHH Seminar “Quantitative Economics”

The seminar “Quantitative Economics” is a weekly research seminar at Universität Hamburg (currently virtual and open to the public). The focus is on empirial/quantitative research in macroeconomics, finance and international economics.
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Virtual Seminar on Climate Economics

The Virtual Seminar on Climate Economics is an online seminar series open to everyone interested in research on the economics of climate change.
More information here.