Department of Economics, UCSD
Valerie Ramey received her B.A. in Economics and Spanish from the University of Arizona, graduating summa cum
laude, and went on to earn a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University. She is currently a Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Chair of the UCSD Institute for Applied Economics. Professor Ramey is also the Chair of the UCSD Department of Economics. She has served as Co-Editor of the American Economic Review and as a member of the National Science Foundation Advisory Panel. She currently serves on the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee and was recently elected to the Executive Committee of the American Economics Association.
Professor Ramey has published numerous scholarly articles on the role of inventories in the business cycle, trends in wage inequality, the effects of monetary and fiscal policy, the impact of volatility on growth, and trends in time use over the 20th Century. She has received a number of research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Bradley Foundation.