Vincent Sterk

Department of Economics

University College London

Drayton House, Gower Street,

London WC1E 6BT, UK

Phone: +44 207 679 5877

E-mail: v.sterk@ucl.ac.uk

 

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Curriculum Vitae

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Position and affiliations

 

2018 -: Associate Professor, University College London, Department of Economics (from October)

2018 -: Academic Consultant, Bank of England (Monetary analysis)

2018- : Associate editor, Journal of the European Economic Association

2017 -: Associate editor, Economic Journal

2016 -: Centre for Economic Policy Research, research affiliate

2012 -: Centre for Macroeconomics, member

2011-2018: Lecturer (Assistant Professor), University College London, Department of Economics

2007-2011: Economist, De Nederlandsche Bank

 

Publications

 

Articles:

The Transmission of Monetary Policy Operations through Redistributions and Durable Purchases, with Silvana Tenreyro (2013). forthcoming, Journal of Monetary Economics.

 

Job Uncertainty and Deep Recessions, (2017) , Vol. 57 (2), pp. 217-225 , Journal of Monetary Economics, with Morten O. Ravn,

previous version.

 

The Growth Potential of Startups over the Business Cycle, (2017), Vol. 107 (10), pp. 3182-3210, American Economic Review, with Petr Sedlacek, appendix. Earlier version.

 

Home Equity, Mobility, and Macroeconomic Fluctuations, (2015), Vol. 74, pp. 16-32, Journal of Monetary Economics.

 

The Myth of Financial Innovation and the Great Moderation (2011), Economic Journal, Vol. 121, Issue 335, pp. 707, with Wouter den Haan.

 

Credit Frictions and the Comovement between Durable and Non-durable Consumption (2010), Journal of Monetary Economics, Vol. 57 (2), pp. 217-225.

 

Other:

Comments on "The Forward Fiscal Guidance Puzzle and a Resolution" by M. Canzoneri, D. Cao, R. Cumby, B. Diba, and W. Luo, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 2017 Gerzensee conference volume, forthcoming. Link to publication.

 

Working Papers

 

Reviving American Entrepreneurship? Tax Reform and Business Dynamism, with Petr Sedlacek. In preparation for the Journal Of Monetary Economics/ Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Conference Series on Public Policy.

 

The Nature of Firm Growth with Ben Pugsley and Petr Sedlacek (2017). VoxEU column.

 

Macroeconomic Fluctuations with HANK and SAM: an Analytical Approach, with Morten O. Ravn (2016).

Also available as CFM Discussion Paper 2016-33 and CEPR Discussion Paper 11696. VoxEU column.

 

The Dark Corners of the Labor Market (2016).

 

Work in Progress

Startups, Leverage, and Productivity during a Financial Crisis, with Ralph de Haas, Neeltje van Horen, and Jasper de Winter.

 

 

Research Interests

Business Cycles, Monetary Policy, Firm Dynamics, Labor Markets, Housing Markets, Inequality

 

Teaching

Macroeconomics, MSc [econg022]

Macroeconomics, MRes [econg105]

 

Education

2007 - 2011: University of Amsterdam

PhD in Economics, advisor: W.J. den Haan

KVS Medal 2011 for best PhD thesis in Economics, awarded every 3 years by the Royal Dutch Society for Economics

 

Feb - June 2010: Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Visiting PhD student at Macroeconomic and Monetary Studies Function

 

2000-2005: Tilburg University

Econometrics and Operations Research

 

Refereeing

American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Econometrica, American Economic Journal: Macro, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Review of Economic Dynamics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of the European Economic Association, Economic Enquiry, Economic Letters, Journal of Financial Stability, Journal of Housing Economics, Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Empirical Finance, Macroeconomic Dynamics, B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, Economic Journal, Canadian Journal of Economics, Journal of International Money and Finance

 

PhD Supervision

Davide Melcangi (placement: Federal Reserve Bank of New York)

Thomas Pugh

David Zentler-Munro

Dajana Xhani  

 

Seminars and Conference Presentations

2009:

DNB Conference Housing and Credit Dynamics: Causes and Consequences

2010:

Sveriges Riksbank

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy Conference Labor Markets after the Great Recession

University of Oxford

Paris School of Economics

Banque de France

2011:

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Bank of Canada

SciencesPo

Bank of England

Bank for International Settlements

IIES, Stockholm

University College London

Federal Reserve Board

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Michigan State University

CREI (Barcelona)

Bank of Spain

Humboldt University

SED Meetings (Ghent)

Nordic Symposium in Macroeconomics (Smögen)

2012:

AEA meetings (Chicago)

Institute for Advanced Studies (Vienna)

RES meetings (young talent session)

European Central Bank

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

University of Oslo

Bank of England (London Macro Workshop)

University of Essex

Birkbeck College

2013:

Trinity College Dublin

University of Cambridge

CEMFI (Madrid)

London School of Economics

University of Bonn

SED Meetings Seoul

University of Oxford

CEF London

University of St Gallen

2014:

University of Manchester

University of Sussex

University of Surrey

Bocconi University

Search and Matching conference Edinburgh

SED Toronto

Tsinghua conference on Macroeconomics

ENSAI Rennes Macro Workshop

EEA Meetings Toulouse

Norwegian Business School

Richmond Fed Macro/Labor Conference

IIES Stockholm

Paris School of Economics

Brunel University

2015:

Search and Matching Conference Aix-en-Provence

CPB Economic Policy Analysis (The Hague)

Bonn/IMF conference on  Labor Markets in/after Crises (Bonn)

De Nederlandsche Bank (Amsterdam), seminar

EUI/IMF conference on Secular stagnation (Florence)

SED Warsaw

Nordic Symposium in Macroeconomics (Smögen )

Cambridge-INET-EABCN Conference on Persistent Output Gaps (Cambridge, planned)

St. Louis Fed workshop on Monetary Policy and the Distribution of Income and Wealth

De Nederlandsche Bank conference on Distributional implications of the crisis and policy responses

Banque de France

SAET conference Cambridge

Econometric Society World Congress, Montreal

European Central Bank

University of Toulouse

X REDg Dynamic General Equilibrium Macroeconomics Workshop, Barcelona

Federal Reserve Board, conference on Monetary Policy Implementation and Transmission in the Post-Crisis Period

Ifo Conference on Macroeconomics and Survey Data 2015, Munich

University of Bristol

2016:

AEA meetings San Francisco

ES winter meetings San Francisco

University of Cologne

University of York

Ecole Polytechnique

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

University of Oslo

Norges Bank

Konstanz Seminar on Monetary Theory and Policy

St Louis Fed

Minneapolis Fed

UCLA

Uppsala

NYU SAM workshop

Ifo conference on Macroeconomics and Survey Data, 2016

Cepremap, PSE and Banque de France conference on Helicopter Money

2017:

Bocconi University

IFS conference, The Welfare State and the Labour Market: Micro meets Macro

RES annual meeting, Bristol

New York Fed

INET/USC Dornsife conference on Inequality, Globalization, and Macroeconomics, Los Angeles

Banque de France / EABCN conference on Recent Developments in Monetary Policy Research, Paris

Tinbergen Institute, Amsterdam

Madrid Workshop on Quantitative Economics

Barcelona GSE summer forum (planned)

SED conference 2017, Edinburgh

NBER Summer Institute 2017 (EFMPL & EFCE)

Brandeis Summer Workshop in International Economics and Finance

EEA meetings Lisbon

ESEM meetings Lisbon

University of Kent

University of St Gallen

Tilburg University

Chicago Fed

2018:

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, conference

T2M conference, Paris

University of Barcelona

University of Konstanz

Northwester/UCL/EIEF conference, Ischia

SED meetings, Mexico City

University of Nuremberg

Minnesota Macro (planned)

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (planned)

Business CYCLE Conference, Santa Barbara (planned)

RBA conference, Sydney (planned)

 

Discussions

 

London Business School (paper by Jeff Campbell, Jonas Fisher and Alejandro Justiniano)

De Nederlandsche Bank (paper by Bolt, Demertzis, Diks, Hommes, and Van der Leij)

UCL (paper by Paolo Surico and Thomas Sargent)

De Nederlandsche Bank (paper by Jean-Paul L’Huillier and Dan Cao)

London Business School (paper by Marjorie Flavin)

UCL/IFS (Paper by Eric Smith)

RES meetings Royal Holloway (paper by Pontus Rendahl)

NORMAC Smögen (paper by Conny Olovvson)

Bundesbank (paper by Monika Piazzesi and Martin Schneider)

UCL/Northwestern conference in Ortigia (paper by Sergio Rebelo)

De Nederlandsche Bank (paper by Anrade, Gaballo, Mengus and Mojon)

Riksbank conference in Stockholm (paper by Allessandro Gavazza, Simon Mongey and Gianluca Violante)

UCL/Northwestern conference in Ischia (paper by Pontus Rendahl)

Bank of England conference (paper by Alisdair McKay and Ricardo Reis)

Bank of Italy conference on Monetary Policy after the Crisis: New Views, Open Questions (paper by James Cloyne and Paolo Surico) 

NORMAC Ebeltoft (paper by Hagedorn, Manovskii, Mitman, and Karahan)

Oxford/NY Fed conference (paper by Greg Kaplan, Ben Moll and Gianluca Violante)

UCL conference (paper by Xavier Ragot and Francois LeGrand)

Banque de France conference (paper by Klaus Adam and Henning Weber)

 

Other

Macro seminar co-organizer: 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2014-2015, 2015-2016

KVS Medal 2011 for best PhD thesis in Economics, awarded every 3 years by the Royal Dutch Society for Economics

Recruiting at AEA meetings: 2012 (Chicago), 2013 (San Diego), 2015 (Boston), San Francisco (2016)

 

Previous Work Experience

 

2008-2011:  De Nederlandsche Bank Economist at Research Department

 

2005 - 2007: Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Netherlands. Economist

 

 

Personal Information

 

Date of birth: March 19, 1982

Place of birth: Dordrecht, The Netherlands