Bruce Preston


Princeton University, Ph.D. Economics, November 2003

Princeton University, M.A., Economics, June 2000

Australian National University, B.A., Economics, First Class Honors, 1994

Academic appointments

Associate Professor of Economics, Columbia University, July 2009 -

Assistant Professor of Economics, Columbia University, July 2003 – June 2009

Visiting Professor, CAMA, Australian National University, Summers 2008 – 2012
Faculty Research Fellow, NBER, Economic Fluctuations and Growth, April 2007 – present


Program of Economic Research Summer Grant, Columbia University, 2005, 2006

Program of Economic Research Seed Grant, Columbia University, 2004-2005

Fellowship of Woodrow Wilson Scholars, Princeton University, 2001–2003

Princeton University Fellowship, 1999–2001

J.Wallace Ely ’32 Fund Award, Princeton University, 1998–1999

Graduate School Summer Fellowship, Princeton University, Summer 2001 & 2002

Economics and Commerce Honors Year Scholarship, Australian National University, 1994

Publications related to this theme

Debt, Policy Uncertainty and Expectations Stabilization, Journal of the European Economics Association, forthcoming, with S. Eusepi.

Expectations, Learning and Business Cycle Fluctuations, American Economic Review, forthcoming, joint with Stefano Eusepi.

Central Bank Communication and Expectations Stabilization, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2, 2010, with S. Eusepi.

Adaptive Learning and the Use of Forecasts in Monetary Policy, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 32, 2008.

Adaptive Learning, Forecast-Based Instrument Rules and Monetary Policy, Journal of Monetary Economics, 53, 2006.

Learning about Monetary Policy Rules when Long-Horizon Forecasts Matter, International Journal of Central Banking, 1, 2005.

Other publications

Bayesian Averaging, Prediction and Nonnested Model Selection, Journal of Econometrics, forthcoming, joint with Han Hong.

Can Structural Small Open Economy Models Account for the Influence of Foreign Disturbances?, Journal of International Economics, 81(1), 2010, with A. Justiniano.

Monetary Policy and Uncertainty in an Empirical Small Open Economy Model, Journal of Applied Econometrics, 25(1), 2010, with A. Justiniano.

Precautionary Savings and Consumption Fluctuations, American Economic Review, 95, 2005, with Jonathan Parker

Generalized Empirical Likelihood-Based Model Selection Criteria for Moment Condition Models, Econometric Theory, 19, 2003, with Han Hong and Matthew Shum.