Kenneth L. Judd, PhD

Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution   |


ken Kenneth L. Judd, the Paul H. Bauer Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, has worked on the economics of taxation, imperfect competition, microeconomic theory, and mathematical economics. He is currently focusing on developing computational methods for economic modeling and applying them to tax policy, macroeconomics, and policies related to climate change. He is currently a co-organizer of the Zurich Initiative for Computational Economics. His work has also been published in the Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Finance, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, RAND Journal, Brookings Papers of Economic Activity, Quantitative Economics, American Economic Review, and Econometrica. His book Numerical Methods in Economics was published by MIT Press in 1998, and is the leading graduate textbook in that subject. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society, and served as a member of the Economics Panel of the National Science Foundation (1986–88) and a member of the National Academies Board on Mathematical Sciences and Applications (2010-2012). Before joining the Hoover Institution as a senior fellow in 1988, he had been a postdoctoral teaching fellow at the University of Chicago, Department of Economics (1980–81), an assistant professor of managerial economics at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management (1981-83), and was an associate professor at Kellogg (1984-86). He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin (1975) with undergraduate degrees in mathematics and computer sciences. Judd received an MA in mathematics in 1977, an MA in economics in 1980, and a PhD in economics in 1981, all from the University of Wisconsin. As a boy, Judd lived on a dairy farm ten miles from New Glarus, Wisconsin. His great-grandfather, Sebastian Jud, was born in Glarus, Switzerland, in 1869.