Charles (Rich) Higgins

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Charles (Rich) Higgins

Assistant Professor in Economics

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213 Persson Hall


Rich Higgins is a macroeconomist with research interests that are both theoretical and empirical.  He is particularly interested in understanding the causes of changing macroeconomic volatility.  His teaching interests include macroeconomics, money and banking, and monetary policy.  He is the faculty adviser for Colgate's Fed Challenge team.

  • University of Oregon, Ph.D. in Economics, 2014
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.S. in Actuarial Science, 2007
  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary Policy
  • Bayesian Econometrics

Higgins, C. R., 2017. "Estimating General Equilibrium Models With Stochastic Volatility and Changing Parameters," Economic Modelling, Volume 66, Pages 163-170,

Higgins, C. R., 2020. "Financial Frictions and Changing Macroeconomic Volatility," Journal of Macroeconomics, Volume 64,