James H. Stock is the Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences and member of the faculty at Harvard Kennedy School. He received a M.S. in statistics and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.  His research areas are macroeconomic forecasting, monetary policy, econometric methods, and environmental policy. He is a coauthor with Mark Watson of a leading introductory econometrics textbook and is a member of various professional boards. He previously served as Chair of the Harvard Economics Department from 2006-2009, as Co-Editor of Econometrica from 2009-2012, and as Member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers from 2013-2014.