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

Office: MF 510

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")


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.)