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Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe is a professor of economics at Duke University, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a research affiliate at London's Centre for Economic Policy Research. She received her doctorate in economics in 1994 from the University of Chicago.

Before coming to DukeUniversity in July of 2003, she taught at Rutgers University and was an economist in the Division of Monetary Affairs at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She also has held visiting positions at the European Central Bank, Goethe University in Frankfurt, and Princeton University.

Schmitt-Grohe's research and writings have focused primarily on macroeconomic issues, in particular monetary and fiscal policy. Currently, she is serving as an associate editor of the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking and the Journal of the European Economic Association.

Schmitt-Grohe is married to Martin Uribe, who also teaches at Duke and is her frequent co-author. They and their sons, Cristobal and Imanol, live in Durham, North Carolina, surrounded by camellias planted by the wife of the late Joseph Spengler, past president of the American Economic Association. She enjoys skiing, windsurfing, and the movies, but now her children are her favorite pastime.

Martin Uribe is a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a professor of economics at Duke University. He joined the Duke faculty in 2003 after spending five years on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and four years in Washington at the Division of International Finance of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He has also held visiting positions at the Goethe Universitat Frankfurt, Princeton University, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and the European Central Bank.

Uribe received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1994. His research lies in the fields of international finance and monetary economics. His work focuses on explaining business cycles in emerging economies and on the design of optimal monetary and fiscal policies. He also serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of International Economics and the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking.

Uribe is married to Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe, who also teaches at Duke, and is his frequent co-author. They have two sons: Cristobal (5) and Imanol (3). Uribe is an avid reader, diligently working his way down the list of 100 best novels published since 1900 compiled by the Modern Library, a division of Random House. He loves Argentine rock, and works with a constant live audio stream of his favorite ordobesian radio station ( pouring out of his speakers.

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