Chad Fulton

Name:Chad Fulton
Education:BA, MS, PhD candidate
Economics, University of Oregon
Areas of interest:Macroeconomics, Econometrics
Research:Rational inattention, Prices, Multi-sector
Code written in:Python, MATLAB, R, Stata

I am on the job market this year, and will be available for interviews at the 2016 ASSA meetings in San Francisco.

Chad Fulton

Education and Research

I am a fifth year PhD student in the economics department at the University of Oregon. My research focuses on rational inattention, considering boundedly rational agents who cannot perfectly track economic conditions and must choose what to pay attention to. I apply these theoretical tools along with large-dimensional econometric tools (for example dynamic factor models) to explain the behavior of price movements at the firm, sector, and aggregate levels.


Google Summer(s) of Code: Time-Series Econometrics in Python

I spent three summers (2013, 2014, and 2015) participating in Google Summer of Code on behalf of Statsmodels, an open source project bringing statistical and econometric modeling tools to the Python programming language. For more information, see the Code section. In brief, my contributions included:

ECONorthwest and Evergreen Economics:

Between undergraduate and graduate school, I spent two years "getting my hands dirty" performing economic analysis for ECONorthwest and Evergreen Economics, two economic consulting firms operating out of Portland, Oregon. I conducted or supported a number of interesting projects, including: