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Gender Equality and Diversity

Prof. Dr. Linda Tesar

Visiting Professor 1 August - 31 December 2019

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Prof. Dr. Linda Tesar

Linda Tesar was a visiting professor at UZH's Department of Economics.

Linda Tesar is a professor of economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Michigan. She is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and has worked in the research departments of 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 Bank of Chicago and on the Council of Economic Advisers. She is currently the editor of the IMF Economic Review and serves on the Advisory Board of the Carnegie-NYU Rochester Conference on Public Policy.


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 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.

Further Activities

Linda Tesar is actively engaged in efforts to improve the climate for women and underrepresented groups in the economics discipline. A long-time member of the American Economic Association's Committee to improve the status of women (CSWEP), she has mentored junior faculty at several universities and has served on the board of the University of Michigan’s Advance program, which aims to improve the institutional climate and to support good practice in faculty recruitment, retention, and leadership.

Professor Tesar is also engaged in research on the role that diversity plays in the academic performance of women and minorities in economics. She participates in the national Women in Macroeconomics initiative and is a regular invited speaker on gender issues in economics.