Monika Piazzesi is Professor of Economics at Stanford University. She is also a Research Affiliate at the NBER, a research affiliate for CEPR, a coeditor for the Journal of Political Economy, and an Affiliated Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. In 2007–08, she served as a monetary advisor to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. She researches financial economics, macroeconomics, and applied time series and has developed influential models of the yield curve for bonds. She has received numerous awards for her teaching and research. Prior to joining the Stanford faculty, she taught at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business and at UCLA’s Anderson School of Business. She holds a diploma in economics from the University of Bonn in Germany and PhD in economics from Stanford University.