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Sergio Rebelo

MUFG Bank Distinguished Professor of International Finance; Professor of Finance

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The Dos and Don’ts of Regulating AI

How can governments capitalize on AI’s benefits while minimizing its dangers? New research examines several policies—and identifies a promising approach.

Researchers: João Guerreiro, Sergio Rebelo and Pedro Teles

February 23, 2024

Finance & Accounting

How Should Global Cities Manage an Influx of Wealthy Foreign Residents?

In an age of remote work, the trend will only continue. So how can governments take advantage of the benefits while mitigating the harms?

Researchers: João Guerreiro, Sergio Rebelo and Pedro Teles

January 1, 2024

Finance & Accounting

6 Takeaways on Inflation and the Economy Right Now

Are we headed into a recession? Kellogg’s Sergio Rebelo breaks down the latest trends.

Researchers: Sergio Rebelo

January 25, 2023


5 Trends to Watch as the Economy Emerges from the Pandemic

From inflation and remote work to climate change, here’s where the global economy appears to be headed.

Researchers: Sergio Rebelo

August 15, 2022

Finance & Accounting

3 Economic Implications of Russia’s War on Ukraine

“We are seeing a world that’s going to be less than the sum of its parts.”

Researchers: Sergio Rebelo

April 6, 2022


5 Things You May Not Know about Tax Policy

How do income taxes impact people’s career choices? And do soda taxes actually work?

Researchers: Charles Nathanson, Anna Tuchman, Filippo Mezzanotti, Therese McGuire and Sergio Rebelo

March 14, 2022


6 Takeaways on Today’s Economy

A finance professor breaks down the data on inflation, the labor market, and the future of cities.

Researchers: Sergio Rebelo

February 10, 2022


Why Do COVID-19 Death Rates Differ Wildly from Place to Place?

Researchers were surprised by the variable that best predicted fatalities.

Researchers: Martin Eichenbaum, Sergio Rebelo and Mathias Trabandt

February 1, 2021


Meet the (Surprisingly Rational) COVID Consumer

Research on initial consumer spending shows that those at higher risk were making safer choices.

Researchers: Sergio Rebelo, Martin Eichenbaum, Mathias Trabandt, Francisco Lima and Miguel Godinho de Matos

November 2, 2020


We’re Several Months into the COVID Economy. What Have We Learned?

From household spending to the strength of the dollar, an economist sees some clear trends—and signs of what’s to come.

Researchers: Sergio Rebelo

August 26, 2020


The Wrong Way to Ramp Up COVID-19 Testing

Robust testing is key to safely reopening the economy. But a new model shows that if testing is not paired with “smart containment,” it could backfire.

Researchers: Martin Eichenbaum, Sergio Rebelo and Mathias Trabandt

May 27, 2020


Companies Need to Prepare Today to Survive the Next 18 Months

An economist explains how leaders can try to lower fixed costs, retain workers, and mind their brands.

Researchers: Sergio Rebelo

April 14, 2020


Containing COVID-19 Will Devastate the Economy. Here’s the Economic Case for Why It’s Still Our Best Option.

The death toll from failing to contain the virus will be far more costly to society.

Researchers: Martin Eichenbaum, Sergio Rebelo and Mathias Trabandt

March 26, 2020


When Do Open Borders Make Economic Sense?

A new study provides a window into the logic behind various immigration policies.

Researchers: João Guerreiro, Sergio Rebelo and Pedro Teles

March 2, 2020


Predicting Exchange Rates Is Hard. Could Dusting Off an Old Technique Help?

Investors take note: the “real exchange rate” may be a more accurate long-term forecaster than economists thought.

Researchers: Martin Eichenbaum, Benjamin Johannsen and Sergio Rebelo

January 2, 2020

Finance & Accounting

Does Lowering the Corporate Tax Rate Spur Economic Growth?

Results of a new study have implications for the recent U.S. tax overhaul.

Researchers: Nir Jaimovich and Sergio Rebelo

March 5, 2018


How a “Robot Tax” Could Reduce Income Inequality

This tax can also be part of a plan to improve the economy as a whole.

Researchers: João Guerreiro, Sergio Rebelo and Pedro Teles

December 1, 2017


What Makes Oil Prices So Volatile?

There’s more to the story than OPEC. Plus, how fracking stands to change the market.

Researchers: Gideon Bornstein, Per Krusell and Sergio Rebelo

Christine Lagarde on Income Inequality, Brexit, and the Power of M&Ms

A Q&A with the IMF managing director and Kellogg’s Sergio Rebelo.

Researchers: Christine Lagarde and Sergio Rebelo

October 10, 2016


When Booms Go Bust

The housing market is finally on the upswing. Will it last?

Researchers: A. Craig Burnside, Martin Eichenbaum and Sergio Rebelo

Solving a Pricey Riddle

How monetary policy influences the economy

Researchers: Martin Eichenbaum, Nir Jaimovich and Sergio Rebelo

January 2, 2012


Recession-Fighting Serendipity

Well-timed government spending can blunt economic contractions

Researchers: Lawrence Christiano, Martin Eichenbaum and Sergio Rebelo

July 1, 2010


Mysterious Profit

‘Peso events’ drive returns to the carry trade

Researchers: A. Craig Burnside, Martin Eichenbaum, Isaac Kleshchelski and Sergio Rebelo

August 1, 2009

Finance & Accounting

A Dollar Short

Seeking a theoretical framework to understand international currency crises

Researchers: Ariel Burstein, Craig Burnside, Martin Eichenbaum, Sergio Rebelo and João C. Neves

April 8, 2007