Dynamic Programming on a Quantum Annealer: Solving the RBC Model

September 23, -
Speaker(s): Jesús Fernández-Villaverde, Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania
Join us as we welcome Jesús Fernández-Villaverde, Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, for the next webinar in the Triangle Quantum Computing Series. Fernández-Villaverde will present his research on dynamic programming on a quantum annealer.

At Penn, Fernández-Villaverde also serves as the Director of the Penn Initiative for the Study of Markets and co-director of the Business, Economic, and Financial History Project. His research focuses on macroeconomics, econometrics, and economic history. Among other topics, he is interested in the role of monetary and fiscal policy, the sources of economic growth, the importance of the rule of law, and the foundations of market economies.
Fernandez-Villaverde is also a visiting Professor at the University of Oxford, a visiting scholar at the Bank of Spain, fellow at Collegium Institute, a non-resident fellow at the Civitas Institute at the University of Texas Austin, and a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Center for Economic Policy Research. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society.
In the past, he has held academic appointments at Harvard University, Princeton University, Yale University, Columbia University, Duke University, and New York University. He has been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Cleveland, and Atlanta, the European Central Bank. Fernandez-Villaverde has been a research professor at FEDEA (Spain), a National Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, visiting scholar at the Becker-Friedman Institute of the University of Chicago, visiting scholar at INET at the University of Cambridge, distinguished visiting professor at the University of Melbourne (Australia), advisor to the Hoover Institution at Stanford University's Regulation and Rule of Law Initiative and the director of the Penn Institute for Economic Research.
Fernandez-Villaverde is currently the editor of the International Economic Review. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers, including American Economic Review, Econometrica, and Review of Economic Studies.

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