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Department of Economics
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
4402 Hyland Hall
800 W Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

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Yamin Ahmad

Associate Professor

Research Interests

  • Monetary Economics
  • International Macroeconomics
  • Threshold Models
  • Nonlinear Dynamics

Recent News:

November 2011: Attending Southern Economics Association Conference, Washington DC, to present Real exchange rate paper with Ming Lo and Olena Mykhaylova

Fall 2011: Teaching Econ 202 and Econ 402

July - August 2011: Teaching Summer School Session 2: Econ 354 - Money and Banking; Econ 736 - Business Conditions Analysis

July 2011: Finished revised draft of "Volatility, Persistence and Nonlinearity of Simulated DSGE Real Exchange Rates", joint work with Ming Chien Lo (St. Cloud State University) and Olena Mykhaylova (U. of Richmond). Submitted paper for publication.

June 2011: Organizing conference: Georgetown Center for Economic Research 2011 Conference, Washington DC

Attending Society for Computational Economics 2011 Conference, San Francisco to present Temporal Biases paper (joint work with Ivan Paya)

May 2011: Paper with Bill Craighead "Temporal Aggregation and Purchasing Power Parity Persistence" accepted and forthcoming at Journal of International Money and Finance.

Finished a preliminary draft of "Temporal Biases of Random Walk Processes and Implications for Asset Prices", joint work with Ivan Paya

April 2011: Was awarded the College of Business and Economics' Leon P. Hermsen Teaching Award

March 2011: Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics Conference, Washington DC

Finished a preliminary draft of "Persistence and Non-Linearity of Simulated DSGE Real Exchange Rates", joint work with Ming Chien Lo and Olena Mykhaylova

Spring 2011: Teaching Econ 302, Econ 413 and Econ 736



My primary field of research lies in monetary economics. I also have research interests that lie in the area of international macroeconomics, heterogenous agent models, threshold models and models that incorporate nonlinear dynamics. I have published the results of my research in peer reviewed journals like the Journal of International Economics, Journal of International Money and Finance, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Economics Letters, Journal of Economics and Finance, Applied Economics, and am currently working on several research projects.

Broadly speaking, much of my current research involves examining the dynamics of macroeconomic variables and the underlying persistence of shocks hitting the macroeconomy. I am interested in understanding the transmission mechanism of monetary policy and its effects on the macroeconomy. In one project, I am currently trying to back out the inflation target that the Federal Reserve had been targeting historically. Other research is examining the time series properties and dynamics of both nominal and real exchange rates, as well as the impact of temporal aggregation in estimating the dynamics of aggregated data. 


Links to Other Resources




I have been lucky to have been able to work with some truly wonderful and talented co-authors:

Bill Craighead (Wesleyan University)

Stuart Glosser (UW-Whitewater)

Russell Kashian (UW-Whitewater)

Ming Chien Lo (St. Cloud State University)

Olena Mykhaylova (University of Richmond)

Ivan Paya (Lancaster University)

David Welsch (UW-Whitewater)


UWW Economics Related Sites

Departmental Workshops and Seminars

UW-Whitewater Economics Society


Job Sites For Economists

JOE (American Economic Association: Job Openings for Economists).

Inomics (Internet Site for Economists) (Academic Job Posting Site in the UK)

Social Science Research Network

e-JOE (Electronic JOE)


Links To Some Economist's Homepages

Lawrence J. Christiano

Jordi Gali

Fabio Ghironi's Homepage For Macroeconomic Policy In Closed And Open Economies

James Morley

John Taylor

Michael Woodford


Programming Code

Computation of Andrews and Chen's (1994) median unbiased estimators in Matlab


Data, Resources & Other Links

EconLit (JEL Classification Codes)

RePEc (Research Papers in Economics)

JSTOR (Journal Storage for Scholarly works)

NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research)