Carl F. Christ

Professor Emeritus

Wyman Park Building 544E
Curriculum Vitae


I received my bachelor’s degree in physics and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago, and have been teaching at Hopkins almost every year since 1950. Though I have spent much of my career here, I was also a visiting teacher and/or researcher at Cambridge University, the University of Tokyo, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the University of Essex (England), the Kyoto American Studies Summer Seminar, the Brazil Econometric Society, the Bank of Japan, and the Chinese Universities Development Project II at Fudan University Shanghai. Also, before I switched to a life of economics, I worked as a physicist on the Manhattan Project and taught physics at Princeton for a year.

My major research interests are econometric methods (especially the testing and evaluation of econometric models), monetary and fiscal policy (especially the government budget restraint), and the history of econometrics. I have been fortunate enough to author three books, edit one, and publish more than 100 other articles in journals, books and other publications.

I am quite grateful for the fellowships and awards I have garnered over the years, which include membership to Phi Beta Kappa; a fellowship in the Econometric Society and of the American Statistical Association; the George Owen Teaching Award at Johns Hopkins; and a Professional Achievement Citation from the University of Chicago Alumni Association. I have served on the governing boards of the Econometric Society and the American Economic Association; and on advisory boards of panels of the American Economic review, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Carnegie - Rochester Conference on Economic Policy, the Johns Hopkins University Press, and the National Science Foundation. I was also a member of the Board of the National Bureau of Economic Research from 1975 to 2002.