PhD Northwestern University, 2012
BS Iowa State University, 2003
Macroeconomic labor market
Tsu-ting Tim Lin's research focuses on the macroeconomic labor market. Using the search-and-matching model, he has studied how uncertainty can lead to slow employment recoveries after a recession; the effect of severance payment on macroeconomic labor market outcome; the unemployment volatility puzzle---the apparent inability of the textbook search model to generate unemployment and vacancy volatility that is observed in the data.
In addition, Professor Lin collaborated with Professor Weise to examine how labor-replacing machines, or robots, may impact the economy at a business cycle frequency and how they may alter the conduct of monetary policy.
Currently, Professor Lin is using an agent-based modeling approach to examine the employer-employee matching process which is typically assumed as an exogenous ``black box'' in the theoretical search-and-matching models. He is also working with Professor Cushing-Daniels to study the ways in which the transmission of employers across generations contributes intergenerational mobility.
He is a member of the Student Life Committee and the Vice President of Phi Beta Kappa at Gettysburg College.
Professor Lin teaches the macroeconomic sequence at Gettysburg College, including Principles of Macroeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory, and Advanced Macroeconomic Theory.