Linda Tesar is the Alan V. Deardorff Collegiate Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Michigan and the Senior Faculty Advisor to the Dean on Strategic Budgetary Affairs. She is the Co-Director of the International Finance and Macroeconomic Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research and Vice-President (2023) of the American Economic Association. Professor Tesar is a research affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research, and the Bellagio. She has been a visitor in the Research Departments of the University of Zurich, the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the International Monetary Fund, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis. She has also served on the Academic Advisory Council to the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago and New York. During 2014-15, Professor Tesar served as a Senior Economist on the Council of Economic Advisers. She was Editor of the IMF Economic Review and is on the Advisory Board of the Carnegie-NYU-Rochester Conference on Public Policy. She is also actively engaged in efforts to improve the climate for women and underrepresented groups in the economics discipline.
Professor Tesar’s research focuses on issues in international finance, with particular interests in the international transmission of business cycles and fiscal policy, the benefits of global risksharing, capital flows to emerging markets, the determination of long run interest rates, international tax competition, labor mobility, and the challenges facing the euro area. Some of her work has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of International Economics, and the Journal of Monetary Economics.