Eric Sims

Professor and Department Chair; Michael P. Grace II Collegiate Chair

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3020 Jenkins and Nanovic Halls
Notre Dame, IN 46556


Eric Sims is a professor of economics at Notre Dame, where he has taught since 2009. He is a macroeconomist whose research focuses on business cycles and monetary and fiscal policies. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and several other scholarly journals. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. At Notre Dame he teaches classes in macroeconomics and monetary policy at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In 2023, he was named the recipient of the Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award, the highest teaching honor in the College of Arts and Letters. 



Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2009

M.A., University of Michigan, 2006

B.A., Trinity University, 2003