Francis X. Diebold

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Francis X. Diebold is Paul F. and Warren S. Miller Professor of Social Sciences, and Professor of Economics, Finance and Statistics, at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published widely in econometrics, forecasting, finance, and macroeconomics, and he has served on the editorial boards of leading journals including Econometrica, Review of Economics and Statistics, International Economic Review, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, and Journal of Applied Econometrics. He is an NBER Faculty Research Associate, as well as an elected Fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Statistical Association, and the International Institute of Forecasters. He has been the recipient of Sloan, Guggenheim, and Humboldt fellowships, Co-Director of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center, and President of the Society for Financial Econometrics. He lectures widely and has held visiting professorships at Princeton, Chicago, Johns Hopkins, and NYU. He has received several awards for outstanding teaching, and his academic "family" includes more than 70 Ph.D. students. Diebold's academic research is firmly linked to practical matters: During 1986-1989 he served as an economist under both Paul Volcker and Alan Greenspan at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, during 2007-2008 he served as an Executive Director of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, and during 2012-2013 he served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve System's Model Validation Council.