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James D. Hamilton is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Economic Fluctuations and Growth and Environmental and Energy Economics. He has also been a professor in the Economics Department at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) since 1992, and served as department chair from 1999-2002.

Hamilton received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1983. Before joining the UCSD faculty, he taught at the University of Virginia. He also has been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC, and at the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Boston, New York, and San Francisco.

Hamilton's research and publications focus on econometrics, business cycles, monetary policy, and energy markets. His graduate textbook on time-series analysis has almost 10,000 scholarly citations and has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, and Italian. Academic honors include election as a Fellow of the Econometric Society.

Hamilton is co-author (along with University of Wisconsin professor and NBER Research Associate Menzie Chinn) of Econbrowser, a popular weblog covering current economic conditions and policy. Hamilton is married to Marjorie A. Flavin, who is also an NBER Research Associate and a professor of economics at UCSD.

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