Cosmin L. Ilut
  • Cosmin L. Ilut

  • Assistant Professor of Economics
  • Economics
  • 213 Social Sciences Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
  • Campus Box 90097
  • Phone: (919) 660-1817
  • Homepage
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Overview

    Professor Ilut’s major fields of interest are macroeconomics, international finance, asset pricing, and economics of information. Specifically, he focuses on the role of expectations and how agents incorporate information. He is currently focusing on settings in which agents face model uncertainty. Based on decision theoretical foundations (ambiguity aversion), he studies the role of such uncertainties for understanding macroeconomic issues like business cycle fluctuations, asset pricing and optimal policy.
  • Bio

    Cosmin L. Ilut has been part of the Duke faculty as an assistant professor since August 2009. Professor Ilut received his Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University in 2009, his M.A. in economics from Central European University in 2004, and his B.A. in economics from Babes-Bolyai University in 2002.
  • Other

    News Story: New Faculty Member Cosmin Ilut 
  • Specialties

    • Macroeconomics
    • International Economics and Finance
    • Financial Economics
  • Research Summary

    Macroeconomics, International Finance, Economics of Information
  • Education

      • Ph.D.,
      • Northwestern University,
      • 2009
      • M.A.,
      • Northwestern University,
      • 2005
      • MA, Economics,
      • Central European University, Budapest, Hungary,
      • 2004
      • BS, Economics,
      • Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania,
      • 2002
  • Recent Publications

      • CL Ilut.
      • (2015).
      • Comment on “Risk and Ambiguity in Models of Business Cycles” by David Backus, Axelle Ferriere and Stanley Zin.
      • Journal of Monetary Economics
      • ,
      • 69
      • ,
      • 64-69.
      • [web]
      • CL Ilut and M Schneider.
      • (2014).
      • Ambiguous Business Cycles.
      • American Economic Review
      • ,
      • 104
      • (8)
      • ,
      • 2368-2399.
      • [web]
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  • Teaching

    • ECON 706D.001
      • MACROECONOMIC ANALYSIS II
      • Social Sciences 311
      • MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    • ECON 706D.01D
      • MACROECONOMIC ANALYSIS II
      • Gross Hall 230E
      • M 06:30 PM-07:20 PM
    • ECON 706D.02D
      • MACROECONOMIC ANALYSIS II
      • Social Sciences 136
      • M 07:30 PM-08:20 PM
    • ECON 882.03
      • TOPICS MACRO/INTERNATL FINANCE
      • Gray 319
      • M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
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