Barbara Rossi



PhD, Princeton University

Barbara Rossi is an ICREA professor of Economics at UPF and BSE Research Professor. She previously has been an Associate Professor with tenure at the department of Economics at Duke University, after earning her PhD from Princeton University. She is a CEPR Fellow, a member of the CEPR Business Cycle Dating Committee, and a Director of the International Association of Applied Econometrics. She has also been visiting researcher at the University of California-Berkeley, the University of Montreal in Canada, UC San Diego, the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Philadelphia, Norges Bank, Bank of France, and ENSAE-CREST in France.

Professor Rossi specializes in the fields of Time Series Econometrics, as well as Applied International Finance and Macroeconomics. Her current research focuses on forecasting and macroeconometrics. Professor Rossi has published her research findings in the Review of Economic Studies, Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, the International Economic Review, Econometric Theory, the Journal of Applied Econometrics, the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Econometrics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of International Money and Finance and Macroeconomic Dynamics. She has presented her findings at a variety of professional conferences and meetings, including the Econometric Society Meetings, the SED meetings, the Joint Statistical Meetings, the NBER-NSF Time Series Conference, the NBER, as well as the AEA meetings.
She received two grants from the National Science Foundation, a Marie Curie and an ERC grant. She also wrote a chapter on "Advances in Forecasting under Model Instabilities" for the Handbook of Economic Forecasting (Elsevier-North Holland eds.), a chapter on "Forecasting in Macroeconomics" for the Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Empirical Macroeconomics, and an article for the Journal of Economic Literature.
Along with her teaching and research responsibilities, Professor Rossi holds various other professional positions. She serves as the editor of the Journal of Applied Econometrics and as associate editor of Quantitative Economics, and has served as associate editor for the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics and the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. She was the Program Chair for the 2016 Econometric Society European Summer Meetings and the 2014 International Association of Applied Econometrics Conference. She is a member of the Council of the European Economic Association (2017-2021).

Barbara Rossi’s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation through Grants NSF #0647627 and #1022125, the Marie Curie Fellowship program, the Spanish Ministry of Research and the ERC through Grant 615608. 

Awards, Grants, and Honors


Working Papers


Open Access       Florens Odendahl, Barbara Rossi and Tatevik Sekhposyan

Evaluating Forecast Performance with State Dependence

Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 237, No 2, Part C, December 2023, 10.1016/j.jeconom.2021.07.015
Open Access