David K. Backus
|Died||June 12, 2016 (aged 63)|
|Institution||New York University Stern School of Business|
|Alma mater||Yale University|
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David King "Dave" Backus (April 1953 – June 12, 2016) was an American economist, specializing in financial economics and international macroeconomics. He was the Heinz Riehl Professor at New York University's Stern School of Business. Backus made several significant contributions to macroeconomics and finance, including the canonical international business cycle model with Patrick J. Kehoe and Finn Kydland and identifying the Backus–Smith puzzle and the international consumption correlation puzzle. Prior to joining the Stern School in 1990, he studied at Hamilton College (BA, 1975) and Yale University (PhD, 1981), taught at Queen's University and the University of British Columbia, and served at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
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