Emil Verner

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Emil Verner

About

Emil Verner is the Class of 1957 Career Development Professor and an Assistant Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Verner’s research focuses on the connection between financial markets and the macroeconomy in both advanced and emerging markets. His recent research examines the role of household credit markets in amplifying business cycle fluctuations. In related work, Verner has also studied the real economic consequences of banking sector distress during financial crises around the world over the past 150 years. 

Verner received his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Copenhagen and his PhD in economics from Princeton University.

Current Research Focus: Verner's current research focuses on the connection between financial markets and economic activity, both in advanced and emerging markets. In several recent studies, he has examined the role of household credit markets in amplifying business cycle fluctuations. In related work, Verner has also studied the real economic consequences of banking sector distress during financial crises around the world over the past 150 years. Finally, in ongoing research, Verner is currently exploring what role financial distress has played in the recent rise in populism.

Publications

"Pandemics Depress the Economy, Public Health Interventions Do Not: Evidence from the 1918 Flu."

Correia, Sergio, Stephan Luck, and Emil Verner, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6087-20. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, June 2020.

"Salient Crises, Quiet Crises."

Baron, Matthew, Emil Verner, and Wei Xiong, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5843-19. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, July 2019. Media: EconReporter.

"Private Debt Booms and the Real Economy: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Costs?"

Verner, Emil. In NextGen 2019 Conference of the Private Debt Initiative of The Governor's Woods Foundation, New York, NY: June 2019. Link to all conference presentations. Video of presentation.

"Household Debt Revaluation and the Real Economy: Evidence from a Foreign Currency Debt Crisis."

Verner, Emil and Győző Gyöngyösi, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5476-18. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, March 2020.

"Financial Crisis, Creditor-Debtor Conflicts, and Political Extremism."

Gyöngyösi, Győző, and Emil Verner, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5480-18. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, February 2020. Media: The Hill.

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