Kent P. Kimbrough

Kent Kimbrough joined the Economics faculty in 1980 after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. His research interests in the areas of international economics and macroeconomics focus on the role of the inflation tax, the macroeconomic implications of tariffs, and optimal taxation. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in international economics and macroeconomics. Professor Kimbrough recently completed an undergraduate textbook on international economics.
Recent Research
Commercial Policy and the Incidence of Poverty in Popular Trade Models
International Portfolio Diversification, Financial Intermediation and Financial Controls
Foreign Exchange Controls and Liquidity Constraints in Financial Markets
International Economics (textbook manuscript)

Office Information
Office hrs:
209 Social Sciences
(919) 660-1811
(919) 684-8974
M 9:30-11:00 am, Tu 10:30-11:30 am
Selected Publications
"The Optimum Quantity of Money Rule in the Theory of Public Finance", Journal of Monetary Economics, 1986
"Optimal Monetary Policies and Policy Interdependence in the World Economy", Journal of International Money and Finance, 1993
"An Investigation in the Theory of Foreign Exchange Controls" (with Jeremy Greenwood), Canadian Journal of Economics, 1987
"Capital Controls and Fiscal Policy in the World Economy" (with Jeremy Greenwood), Canadian Journal of Economics, 1985

Course Descriptions
Macroeconomic Analysis I (Econ 320)
Seminar in International Monetary Theory (Econ 366)
Workshop in International Economics (Econ 380)


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