Gertler is the Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Economics at New York University and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He received his Phd. at Stanford University. He has published widely in macroeconomics, including nearly a dozen articles with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. The Institute for Scientific Information lists him as a “Highly-Cited Researcher in Economics.” Gertler also serves as an academic advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and as a Co-Director (with Pete Klenow) of the NBER’s program on Economic Fluctuations and Growth. He was formerly a CoEditorof the American Economic Review and of the NBER Macro Annual. He also previously served as Chairman of the Economics Department and as Director of the C.V. Starr Center for Applied Research. Among professional honors, Gertler is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.