Christopher Carroll is Chief Economist and the Assistant Director for Research at
the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. His fields of interest include macroeconomics
and microeconomics of household financial behavior. Before joining the Office of
Research, he served as a Senior Economist at the President’s Council of Economic
Advisers, a Professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University, a Governing Board Member
at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Staff Economist at the Board of
Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He holds a B.A. in economics from Harvard
College and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 


The Distribution of Wealth and the MPC: Implications of New European Data (with Jiri Slacalek and Kiichi Tokuoka), The American Economic Review (2014)
International Evidence on Sticky Consumption Growth (with Martin Sommer and Jiri Slacalek), Review of Economics and Statistics (2011)
Buffer Stock Saving and the Life Cycle/Permanent Income Hypothesis, Quarterly Journal of Economics (1997)
On the Concavity of the Consumption Function (with Miles S. Kimball), Econometrica (1996)


Does Consumer Sentiment Forecast Household Spending? If So, Why? (with Jeffrey C. Fuhrer and David W. Wilcox), American Economic Review (1994)