Christiane Baumeister is the Lambert Family Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame. She is an empirical macroeconomist who has worked extensively on forecasting the real price of oil, disentangling the determinants of oil price fluctuations, and quantifying the effects of oil price shocks on the macroeconomy. Much of her recent work is concerned with Bayesian inference in structural vector autoregressive models. Her research has been published in Econometrica, American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Journal of Monetary Economics, and the Review of Economics and Statistics, among other scholarly journals.
She is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. She also holds positions as Research Professor at the Deutsche Bundesbank and the University of Pretoria. She has been a visiting scholar at the IMF and at various central banks, including the Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis, Cleveland, Kansas City, and Dallas, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, the Bank of France, the National Bank of Belgium and the Bank of Finland. Prior to joining Notre Dame, she was a Principal Researcher in the International Economic Analysis Department at the Bank of Canada.