David Berger

David Berger

Associate Professor of Economics

I am an associate professor of economics at Duke. My research interests include Macro/Monetary, Housing, Labor and Finance


  • Ph.D., Yale University 2012

Berger, D., N. Turner, and E. Zwick. “Stimulating Housing Markets.” Journal of Finance 75, no. 1 (February 1, 2020): 277–321. https://doi.org/10.1111/jofi.12847. Full Text

Berger, D., and J. Vavra. “Shocks versus responsiveness: What drives time-varying dispersion?Journal of Political Economy 127, no. 5 (October 1, 2019): 2104–42. https://doi.org/10.1086/701790. Full Text

Berger, David, Luigi Bocola, and Alessandro Dovis. “Imperfect Risk-Sharing and the Business Cycle,” July 2019.

Berger, David, Ian Dew-Becker, Lawrence Schmidt, and Yuta Takahashi. “Layoff Risk, the Welfare Cost of Business Cycles, and Monetary Policy,” April 4, 2019.

Berger, David, Kyle Herkenhoff, and Simon Mongey. “Labor Market Power,” March 2019.

Berger, David, Konstantin Milbradt, Fabrice Tourre, and Joseph Vavra. “Mortgage Prepayment and Path-Dependent Effects of Monetary Policy,” October 2018.

Berger, D., V. Guerrieri, G. Lorenzoni, and J. Vavra. “House prices and consumer spending.” Review of Economic Studies 85, no. 3 (July 1, 2018): 1502–42. https://doi.org/10.1093/restud/rdx060. Full Text

Berger, D., and J. Vavra. “Dynamics of the U.S. price distribution.” European Economic Review 103 (April 1, 2018): 60–82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2018.01.004. Full Text

Alon, T., D. Berger, R. Dent, and B. Pugsley. “Older and slower: The startup deficit's lasting effects on aggregate productivity growth.” Journal of Monetary Economics 93 (January 1, 2018): 68–85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmoneco.2017.10.004. Full Text

Berger, David, Ian Dew-Becker, and Stefano Giglio. “Uncertainty Shocks as Second-Moment News Shocks,” September 2017.


Berger, David W., Jon Faust, John H. Rogers, and Kai Steverson. “Border prices and retail prices,” 2009.

Berger, David W., Alain P. Chaboud, Erik Hjalmarsson, and Edward Howorka. “What drives volatility persistence in the foreign exchange market?,” 2006.

Berger, David W., Alain P. Chaboud, Sergey V. Chernenko, Edward Howorka, and Jonathan H. Wright. “Order Flow and Exchange Rate Dynamics in Electronic Brokerage System Data,” 2006.

Berger, D., and J. Vavra. “Measuring how fiscal shocks affect durable spending in recessions and expansions.” In American Economic Review, 104:112–15, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.104.5.112. Full Text