Karthik Sastry

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Prize Fellow in Economics, History, and Politics at Harvard University

I am a Prize Fellow in Economics, History, and Politics at Harvard University. I will begin as an Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University in July 2023. My full CV can be found here. You can contact me at ksastry@mit.edu.

Working Papers

“Attention Cycles,” with Joel P. Flynn. Paper, SSRN Link. August 2022.

“Disagreement About Monetary Policy.” Revise and resubmit, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics. Paper, SSRN Link. August 2022.

“Inappropriate Technology: Evidence from Global Agriculture,” with Jacob Moscona. Paper, SSRN Link. October 2022.

“Inattentive Economies,” with George-Marios Angeletos. Revise and resubmit, Journal of Political Economy. Paper, NBER Link. March 2021.

“The Macroeconomics of Narratives,” with Joel P. Flynn. Paper, SSRN Link. November 2022.

“Nonlinear Pricing with Under-Utilization: A Theory of Multi-Part Tariffs,” with Roberto Corrao and Joel P. Flynn. Conditionally accepted, American Economic Review. Paper, SSRN Link. November 2022.

“Strategic Mistakes,” with Joel P. Flynn. Revise and resubmit, Journal of Economic Theory. Paper, SSRN Link. August 2021.

Publications

“Does Directed Innovation Mitigate Climate Damage? Evidence from US Agriculture,” with Jacob Moscona. Forthcoming, Quarterly Journal of Economics. Paper, Online Appendix, SSRN Link. September 2022.

“Managing Expectations: Instruments vs. Targets,” with George-Marios Angeletos. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2021, 136(4): 2467–2532. Paper.

“Imperfect Macroeconomic Expectations: Evidence and Theory,” with George-Marios Angeletos and Zhen Huo. NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2020, 35: 1-86. Paper.

“Feedbacks: Financial Markets and Economic Activity,” with Markus Brunnermeier, Darius Palia, and Christopher A. Sims. American Economic Review, 2021, 111(6): 1845-1879. Paper, Online Appendix.