Peter Rupert is a professor of economics, and Chairman of the UCSB Department of Economics. He is also Associate Director of the UCSB Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance, founded by Nobel Laureate Finn E. Kydland. Prior to joining UCSB, Dr. Rupert spent 12 years as Senior Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Dr. Rupert has held appointments at the University of Western Ontario, State University of New York at Buffalo, West Virginia University, the University of Southern California, and Birkbeck College, University of London. Dr. Rupert earned his B.S. from Santa Clara University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Rochester. His areas of specialization include macroeconomics, monetary economics, economic of the criminal justice system, labor, and household economics.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in July 2013.