Ph.D., Univ. of New Hampshire (2013)
M.A., Univ. of New Hampshire (2008)
B.S., Univ. of New Hampshire (2005)
Josh Stillwagon was born and raised in the seacoast area of New Hampshire. He obtained a B.S., M.A. and Ph.D. in economics at the University of New Hampshire in 2005, 2008, and 2013 respectively. His research focuses primarily on international finance and monetary economics, examining empirically the determinants of exchange rates and interest rates. It has been published in Review of International Economics; Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money; Economics Bulletin (Vanderbilt); and New England Economic Indicators (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston).
In particular, his research agenda has pursued two complementary approaches. The first is to use survey data on traders' actual forecasts to gain a better understanding of their forecasting strategies and risk assessment. The second is to use more flexible statistical techniques which allow for non-stationarity, non-linearities, and change in economic relationships over time.
The empirical dimension of his research guides his teaching philosophy as well; striving to relate theory to real world data and illustrating abstract concepts through historical examples.