Brief Biography of Stephen J. Turnovsky

Stephen J. Turnovsky received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1968 and currently holds the Van Voorhis Professorship of Economics at the University of Washington. He was previously a member of the faculties of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Toronto, Australian National University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was the IBE Distinguished Professor of Economics. In 2005 he received a Doctorat honoris causa from the University of Aix-Marseille, France and in 2009 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Literature from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He was elected Fellow of the Econometric Society in 1981 and was President of the Society of Economic Dynamics and Control from 1982-84 and of the Society for Computational Economics from 2004-2006. He was Co-Chair of the Program Committee of the Eighth World Congress of the Econometric Society in August 2000.

He is serving on, or has served on, many editorial boards including Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (editor, 1981-1987, 1995-2001), Review of International Economics, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, the Journal of Public Economic Theory, Macroeconomic Dynamics (where he is also Special Issues, editor), Journal of Human Capital, International Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, and the Journal of International Economics.

His main area of research is in the general area of macroeconomic dynamics and growth. Within this area his interests are quite far-ranging, with particular interests in fiscal policy issues and optimal policy, and extending to both closed economies and open economies. He is the author of several books, as well as having edited several volumes and written many journal articles.