Contact Information

Ellen R. McGrattan
4-161 Hanson Hall

Office Hours
By appointment

Mailing Address
Department of Economics
University of Minnesota
4-101 Hanson Hall
1925 4th St S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Research Materials

Current Teaching

Fall 2017, Econ 8185, Advanced Topics in Macroeconomics, 1&2
Fall 2017, Econ 8792, Graduate Workshop
(Materials at


Quid Pro Quo:
Technology Capital Transfers for Market Access in China
with T. Holmes and E. Prescott
Review of Economic Studies, 82(3):1154-1193, 2015
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Accounting for Business Cycles
with P. Brinca, V. Chari, and P. Kehoe
Handbook of Macroeconomics, North Holland, 2016
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On Financing Retirement with an Aging Population
with E. Prescott
Quantitative Economics, 8(1): 75-115, 2017
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An Aggregate Model for Policy Analysis with Demographic Change
with E. Prescott
Journal of the Economics of Ageing, forthcoming
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The Impact of Brexit on Foreign Investment and Production
with A. Waddle
Minneapolis Fed Staff Report 542
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Intangible Capital and Measured Productivity
Minneapolis Fed Staff Report 545
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