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Economist Lutz Kilian joins Dallas Fed

For Immediate Release: March 15, 2019

DALLAS—The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas today announced the appointment of noted energy economist Lutz Kilian as senior economic policy advisor. He will join the Bank on July 29.

Kilian is currently professor of economics at the University of Michigan, specializing in energy economics, time-series econometrics and empirical macroeconomics.

“Lutz Kilian is one of the most pre-eminent economists globally working in the fields of energy economics and macroeconomics,” said Dallas Fed president and CEO Rob Kaplan. “Lutz’s arrival will be a significant step toward strengthening our research excellence and thought leadership in energy economics. He is a leading expert on the relationship between oil markets and the broader economy. He will be a great asset to the Dallas Fed and the Federal Reserve System.”

Kilian received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He has served as an adviser to the European Central Bank, and has been a research visitor and consultant to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and International Monetary Fund.

He also has served as a consultant to the World Trade Organization, Bank of Canada, European Parliament and U.S. Energy Information Administration, and has worked for the research department of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C.

Kilian has published more than 90 research articles and is the co-author of an econometrics textbook. He is one of the most cited economists on energy economics in the world.

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