Robert J. Shiller is the Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics at Yale University and professor of finance and fellow at the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management. He has written extensively on financial markets, financial innovation, behavioral economics, macroeconomics, real estate, statistical methods, and on public attitudes, opinions, and moral judgments regarding markets.
He has published several books, including Irrational Exuberance (Princeton, 2000), The New Financial Order: Risk in the 21st Century (Princeton, 2003), and Subprime Solution: How the Global Financial Crisis Happened and What to Do about It (Princeton, 2008). With George A. Akerlof, he co-authored Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism (Princeton, 2009). His most recent book, Finance and the Good Society, was published in April 2012 by Princeton University Press.
His repeat-sales home price indices, developed originally with Karl E. Case, are now published as the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange maintains futures markets based on these indices.
Mr. Shiller has been a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research since 1980. He has been co-organizer of NBER workshops on behavioral finance (with Richard Thaler) since 1991 and on behavioral macroeconomics (with George Akerlof) since 1994. He has served as vice president of the American Economic Association and president of the Eastern Economic Association.
He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.