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
Research Interests: 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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