Professor Johannes Stroebel's research on how reducing the cost of lending led to little economic stimulus during the Great Recession is highlighted
— September 24, 2015
Excerpt from The Economist -- "After credit dried up in America in 2008, the Federal Reserve scrabbled for ways to perk up spending. One trick it tried was to offer banks concessionary funding, hoping they would lend more to consumers and so induce Americans to open their wallets. An NBER working paper published this week by Sumit Agarwal of the National University of Singapore, Souphala Chomsisengphet of the Treasury Department, Neale Mahoney of the University of Chicago and Johannes Stroebel of New York University looks at data from hundreds of millions of credit cards from 2008 to 2014 to work out why the results were so disappointing."