Sanjay Chugh

Sanjay Chugh

Sanjay Chugh

Associate Professor

427 Arps Hall
1945 N. High St.
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Macro-Labor
  • Optimal Policy Analysis
  • Quantitative Macro Theory
  • Macroeconomics


  • University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. in Economics, 2004
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), S.B. in Economics, 1993
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), S.B. in Biology, 1993

Sanjay K.Chugh joined the Department of Economics at the Ohio State University as an Associate Professor in 2016.  He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004, and he held previous positions as an Assistant Professor at Boston College (2012 – 2016), as an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park (2007 – 2011), and as a staff economist at the Federal Reserve Board (2004 – 2007).  Since August 2016, Sanjay has been one of the four main Editors of the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking.

Professor Chugh’s main areas of research interests lie in Macro-Labor, Optimal Policy Analysis, and Quantitative Macro Theory.  Much of his research departs from the canonical “supply” and “demand” frameworks in labor markets and goods markets in order to gain a better theoretical understanding of business-cycle fluctuations and appropriate stances for fiscal policy authorities and monetary policy authorities.  His research has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of Economic Theory, and elsewhere.  

Professor Chugh has also authored a textbook, Modern Macroeconomics, that was published in 2015 and is suitable for classes in intermediate macroeconomics, advanced macroeconomics, as well as MA-level and MS-level classes in macroeconomics.

More information about Professor Chugh’s research can be found at