Lutz Kilian

Professor of Economics, College of Literature, Science and the Arts
(734) 647-5612
Biography: 

Lutz Kilian, Professor of Economics, received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996 and his M.A. in Development Banking from The American University in 1988. He joined the faculty at Michigan in 1996. Prior to his Ph.D., he worked for the research department of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC. During 2001-03 he served as an adviser to the European Central Bank in Frankfurt/M., Germany. Professor Kilian's research interests are time series econometrics, empirical macroeconomics, international finance, and energy economics.

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Research Interests: 
Professor Kilian’s research interests are time series econometrics, empirical macroeconomics, international finance, and energy economics. Much of his recent research is concerned with the sources of fluctuations in the price of oil, with the transmission of oil price shocks, with the role of speculation in oil markets, with measuring oil price expectations in financial markets, and with oil price forecasting.