Stan Zin

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Stanley E. Zin
Born (1958-05-03) May 3, 1958 (age 59)
Windsor, Ontario
Nationality Canada
Institution New York University
Carnegie Mellon University
National Bureau of Economic Research
Field Finance
Macroeconomics
Alma mater University of Windsor (BA)
Wayne State University (MA)
University of Toronto (PhD)
Doctoral
advisor
Dale J. Poirier
Influences Lars Peter Hansen
Thomas J. Sargent
Robert Lucas Jr.
Edward C. Prescott
Larry G. Epstein
David K. Backus
Contributions Epstein–Zin preferences
Awards Frisch Medal

Stanley Eugene Zin is a Canadian economist. He is the William R. Berkley Professor Economics and Business at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University.

His research interests are in the areas of asset pricing and macroeconomics. He is well known for his work on Epstein–Zin preferences which provide a recursive specification of a utility function which separates the elasticity of intertemporal substitution from the coefficient of relative risk aversion. For this contribution he was awarded the Frisch Medal by the Econometric Society.

Previously, from 1988 to 2009 he was the Richard M. Cyert and Morris H. DeGroot Professor of Economics and Statistics at the David A. Tepper School of Business (previously the Graduate School of Industrial Administration) at Carnegie Mellon University, and is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Zin received his undergraduate education at the University of Windsor (B.A. in Economics; 1979) and his graduate training at Wayne State University (Master of Economics; 1981), and the University of Toronto (Ph.D in Economics; 1987).

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