Jonathan A. Parker is the Robert C. Merton Professor of Finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management and co-director of the MIT Center for Finance and Policy. An expert in finance, macroeconomics, and household behavior, he has published widely on topics such as macroeconomic risks and asset returns, fiscal stabilization policy, national saving, household financial decisions, the measurement of business cycles, and modeling human economic behavior. Parker has held numerous government-service and consulting positions during his career, including special advisor on financial stability for the Office of Financial Stability in the US Department of the Treasury in 2009. He is currently an economic advisor for the Congressional Budget Office, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the board of editors of the American Economic Review, and a co-editor of the NBER Macroeconomics Annual. Parker holds a BA in economics and mathematics from Yale University and a PhD in economics from MIT.