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Sharon Harrison

Professor

Sharon Harrison, Professor of Economics, joined the Barnard faculty in 1997. Professor Harrison's teaching specialties include macroeconomics, statistics, and econometrics.

At Barnard, she teaches such courses as "First Year Seminar: Chaos, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Mathematical Methods for Economics, and Business Cycles."

Professor Harrison's research interests include applied econometrics, business cycle theory, and indeterminacy and sunspots in macroeconomics.

Academic Focus: 

Macroeconomics
Business cycle theory
Indeterminacy and sunspots in macroeconomics

Courses: 

This semester, Professor Harrison is teaching Econ BC 1007: Mathematical Methods for Economics. All of the information can be found on the courseworks page. Go here if you are registered for the course:

https://newcourseworks.columbia.edu/

Here if you are not registered:

https://newcourseworks.columbia.edu/portal/site/ECONX1007_001_2013_3

 

Publications: 

“Indeterminacy with No-Income-Effect Preferences and Sector-Specific Externalities,” with Jang-Ting Guo, Journal of Economic Theory 145, 2010, 287-300.

"Technological Change and the Roaring Twenties: A Neoclassical Perspective," with Mark Weder, Journal of Macroeconomics 31:3, September 2009, 363-375.

"Useful Government Spending and Macroeconomic (In)stability Under Balanced Budget Rules" (with J-T Guo), Journal of Public Economic Theory, Forthcoming

"Asset Pricing in Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models with Indeterminacy" (with N. Gershun), Macroeconomic Dynamics 12 (2008)

"Government Size and Macroeconomic Stability: A Comment" (with J-T Guo), European Economic Review 50 (2006)

"Did Sunspot Forces Cause the Great Depression?" (with M. Weder), Journal of Monetary Economics 53 (2006)

"Do Sunspots Reflect Consumer Confidence? An Empirical Investigation," Eastern Economic Journal 31 (2005)

"Balanced Budget Rules and Macroeconomic (In)stability" (with J-T Guo), Journal of Economic Theory 119 (2004)

"Returns to Scale and Externalities in the Consumption and Investment Sectors," Review of Economic Dynamics 6 (2003)

"Tracing Externalities as Sources of Indeterminacy" (with M. Weder), Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 26 (2001)

"Indeterminacy with Capital Utilization and Sector- Specific Externalities" (with J-T Guo), Economics Letters 72 (2001)

"Indeterminacy in a Model with Sector-Specific Externalities," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 25 (2001)

"Tax Policy and Stability in a Model with Sector- Specific Externalities" (with J-T Guo), Review of Economic Dynamics 4 2001

"Indeterminacy in a Model with Aggregate and Sector-Specific Externalities" (with M. Weder), Economics Letters 69 (2000)

"Chaos, Sunspots and Automatic Stabilizers" (with L. J. Christiano), Journal of Monetary Economics 44 (1999)

Contact: 
Office Hours: 

Spring 2014:

Monday 9-10 am and 2-4 pm

Wednesday 9-10 am

Department: 
Education: 

B.S. Tufts University

M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University

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