Robert Shimer

Department of Economics
University of Chicago
1126 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Tel: 773/702-9015

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NBER Program Affiliations: EFG
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: University of Chicago

NBER Working Papers and Publications

September 2020Unpaired Kidney Exchange: Overcoming Double Coincidence of Wants without Money
with Mohammad Akbarpour, Julien Combe, Yinghua He, Victor Hiller, Olivier Tercieux: w27765
April 2020Internal and External Effects of Social Distancing in a Pandemic
with Maryam Farboodi, Gregor Jarosch: w27059
November 2017High Wage Workers Work for High Wage Firms
with Katarína Borovičková: w24074
March 2017The Emergence of Market Structure
with Maryam Farboodi, Gregor Jarosch: w23234
April 2016Decomposing Duration Dependence in a Stopping Time Model
with Fernando E. Alvarez, Katarína Borovičková: w22188
August 2015Efficiency and Information Transmission in Bilateral Trading
with Iván Werning: w21495

Published: Robert Shimer & Iván Werning, 2019. "Efficiency and Information Transmission in Bilateral Trading," Review of Economic Dynamics, .

October 2014Markets with Multidimensional Private Information
with Veronica Guerrieri: w20623

Published: Veronica Guerrieri & Robert Shimer, 2018. "Markets with Multidimensional Private Information," American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, vol 10(2), pages 250-274. citation courtesy of

August 2012Comment on "Does Indivisible Labor Explain the Difference between Micro and Macro Elasticities? A Meta-Analysis of Extensive Margin Elasticities"
in NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2012, Volume 27, Daron Acemoglu, Jonathan Parker, and Michael Woodford, editors
March 2012Dynamic Adverse Selection: A Theory of Illiquidity, Fire Sales, and Flight to Quality
with Veronica Guerrieri: w17876

Published: Veronica Guerrieri & Robert Shimer, 2014. "Dynamic Adverse Selection: A Theory of Illiquidity, Fire Sales, and Flight to Quality," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 104(7), pages 1875-1908, July. citation courtesy of

April 2010Search in Macroeconomic Models of the Labor Market
with Richard Rogerson: w15901

Published: Search in Macroeconomic Models of the Labor Market,” 2010, wit h Richard Rogerson, Handbook of Labor Economics , volume 4A, edited by Orley Ashenfelter and David Card, 619–700.

April 2009Adverse Selection in Competitive Search Equilibrium
with Veronica Guerrieri, Randall Wright: w14915

Published: Veronica Guerrieri & Robert Shimer & Randall Wright, 2010. "Adverse Selection in Competitive Search Equilibrium," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 78(6), pages 1823-1862, November. citation courtesy of

Comment on "The Timing of Labor Market Expansions: New Facts and a New Hypothesis"
in NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2008, Volume 23, Daron Acemoglu, Kenneth Rogoff and Michael Woodford, editors
September 2008Unemployment
NBER Reporter 2008 number 3
February 2008Search and Rest Unemployment
with Fernando Alvarez: w13772

Published: Fernando Alvarez & Robert Shimer, 2011. "Search and Rest Unemployment," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 79(1), pages 75-122, 01. citation courtesy of

September 2007Reassessing the Ins and Outs of Unemployment

Published: Robert Shimer, 2012. "Reassessing the Ins and Outs of Unemployment," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 15(2), pages 127-148, April. citation courtesy of

October 2006Reservation Wages and Unemployment Insurance
with Ivan Werning: w12618

Published: Robert Shimer & Iván Werning, 2007. "Reservation Wages and Unemployment Insurance," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 122(3), pages 1145-1185, 08. citation courtesy of

May 2006On the Optimal Timing of Benefits with Heterogeneous Workers and Human Capital Depreciation
with Iván Werning: w12230
December 2005Mismatch


  • Robert Shimer, 2006. "Mismatch," Proceedings, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. citation courtesy of
  • Robert Shimer, 2007. "Mismatch," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 97(4), pages 1074-1101, September. citation courtesy of

October 2005Liquidity and Insurance for the Unemployed
with Ivan Werning: w11689

Published: Shimer, Robert and Ivan Werning. “Liquidity and Insurance for the Unemployed.” American Economic Review 98, 5 (2008): 1922–1942. citation courtesy of

July 2004Search-Theoretic Models of the Labor Market-A Survey
with Richard Rogerson, Randall Wright: w10655

Published: Rogerson, Richard, Robert Shimer and Randall Wright. "Search-Theoretic Models Of The Labor Market: A Survey," Journal of Economic Literature, 2005, v43(4,Dec), 959-988.

February 2004The Consequences of Rigid Wages in Search Models

Published: Robert Shimer, 2004. "The Consequences of Rigid Wages in Search Models," Journal of the European Economic Association, MIT Press, vol. 2(2-3), pages 469-479, 04/05. citation courtesy of

March 2003The Cyclical Behavior of Equilibrium Unemployment and Vacancies: Evidence and Theory

Published: Shimer, Robert. "The Cyclical Behavior Of Equilibrium Unemployment And Vacancies," American Economic Review, 2005, v95(1,Mar), 25-49.

October 2001The Assignment of Workers to Jobs In an Economy with Coordination Frictions

Published: Robert Shimer, 2005. "The Assignment of Workers to Jobs in an Economy with Coordination Frictions," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 113(5), pages 996-1025, October. citation courtesy of

Changes in Unemployment Duration and Labor Force Attachment
with Katharine G. Abraham: w8513

Published: Krueger, Alan and Robert Solow (eds.) The Roaring Nineties. New York: The Russell Sage Foundation, 2002.

September 1999Productivity Gains from Unemployment Insurance
with Daron Acemoglu: w7352

Published: Acemoglu, Daron and Robert Shimer. "Productivity Gains From Unemployment Insurance," European Economic Review, 2000, v44(7,Jun), 1195-1224. citation courtesy of

August 1999The Impact of Young Workers on the Aggregate Labor Market

Published: Shimer, Robert. "The Impact Of Young Workers On The Aggregate Labor Market," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2001, v116(3,Aug), 969-1007. citation courtesy of

January 1999Why is the U.S. Unemployment Rate So Much Lower?
in NBER Macroeconomics Annual 1998, volume 13, Ben S. Bernanke and Julio J. Rotemberg, editors
August 1998Efficient Unemployment Insurance
with Daron Acemoglu: w6686

Published: Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 107, no. 5 (1999): 893-928. citation courtesy of

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