Robert Ulbricht

Assistant Professor of Economics
Toulouse School of Economics

I am currently on leave from Toulouse, visiting
UCLA and the University of Minnesota during the
academic year 2017-2018

Phone: +33 (561) 128-771
Email: robert.ulbricht@tse-fr.eu

Office: MF 510

Address:
Manufacture de Tabacs
21 allées de Brienne
31015 Toulouse, France

Curriculum Vitae

Working Papers

Information-driven Business Cycles: A Primal Approach, with Ryan Chahrour [paper
We develop a methodology to obtain a complete, "information-robust" characterization of equilibrium in DSGE models. We apply our approach to, both theoretically and empirically, explore a dispersed-information variant of an otherwise frictionless business cycle model, without parametric restrictions on information.
(An older application to a New Keynesian model is available here.)

Endogenous Uncertainty and Credit Crunches, with Ludwig Straub [paper]

Dynamics of  Political Systems, with Lukas Buchheim [paper]
Revise and resubmit at the Review of Economic Studies

Endogenous Second Moments: A Unified Approach to Fluctuations in Risk, Dispersion and Uncertainty, with Ludwig Straub [paper]
Revise and resubmit at the Journal of Economic Theory

Dynamic Oligopoly Pricing: Evidence from the Airline Industry, with Caspar Siegert [paper]

Credit Crunches, Information Failures, and the Persistence of Pessimism, with Ludwig Straub [paper]
(The main ideas of this paper are now subsumed by the papers "Endogenous Uncertainty and Credit Crunches" and "Endogenous Second Moments")

Publications

Optimal Delegated Search with Adverse Selection and Moral Hazard [paper]
Theoretical Economics, 11(1), January 2016, pp. 253-278.

Current Teaching

Advanced Macroeconomics (Master)
Topics in Macroeconomic Theory (2nd-year Ph.D.)