Matthew D. Shapiro
Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.
Lawrence R. Klein Collegiate Professor, Economics.
Research Professor, Survey Research Center.
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Shapiro's research interests include investment and capital utilization, business-cycle fluctuations, consumption and saving, financial markets, fiscal policy, monetary policy, time-series econometrics, economics of aging, economic measurement, and survey methodology. Among his current research interests are modeling saving, retirement, health, insurance, and portfolio choices of older Americans; using surveys to address questions in macroeconomics and individual decisionmaking; modeling how changes in tax policy affect consumption, investment, employment, and output; improving the quality of national economic statistics; and using naturally-occurring data such as account records and social media to measure and understand economic activity.
Shapiro, Matthew D., and Libby Marie Hemphill. 2017. "Politicians and the Policy Agenda: Does Use of Twitter by the U.S. Congress Direct New York Times Content?" Policy & Internet, 9(1): 109-132.
Shapiro, Matthew D., Libby Marie Hemphill, Jahna Otterbacher, and Han Woo Park. 2014. "Twitter and Political Communication in Korea: Are Members of the Assembly Doing What They Say?" Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, 3(3): 338-357.
Gelman, Michael, Shachar Kariv, Matthew D. Shapiro, Daniel Silverman, and Steven Tadelis. 2014. "Harnessing naturally occurring data to measure the response of spending to income." Science, 345(6193): 212-215.
Dominguez, Kathryn, and Matthew D. Shapiro. 2013. "Forecasting the Recovery from the Great Recession: Is This Time Different?" American Economic Review, 103(3): 147-52.
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