Kevin L. Kliesen

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Education

M.A. Economics
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
1989

B.S. Agricultural Business
Colorado State University
1985

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Phone: (314) 444-8583
Fax: (314) 444-8731
Email: kliesen@stls.frb.org

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
P.O. Box 442
St. Louis, MO 63166-0442

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Kevin L. Kliesen

Articles in Other Federal Reserve Publications

"Weather Throws a Cold Blanket on the U.S. Economy"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 2014.

"A Spring-Loaded Economy?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, January 2014, p. 17.

"The Fed’s Strategy for Exiting from Unconventional Policy: Key Principles, Potential Challenges"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, October 2013.

"Economic Recovery—Slow and Steady, or Full Steam Ahead?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, October 2013, p. 19.

"Mixed Signals, but Moving Forward"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 2013, p. 17.

"Uncertainty and the Economy"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 2013.

"Signs Point to Stronger Growth in GDP This Year"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 2013, p. 19.

"Fiscal Uncertainty Clouds Outlook for Growth"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, January 2013, p. 22.

"Accounting for U.S. Growth: Is There a New Normal?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, October 2012

"Economy Still Growing albeit at a Tepid Pace"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, October 2012, p. 22.

"Signs Point to Stronger Real GDP Growth in 2012 than Last Year's 1.6"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 2012, p. 10.

"The U.S. Economy Should Strengthen As Year Goes By"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 2012, p. 22.

"The Economy Should Be Able To Avoid a Recession in 2012"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, January 2012, p. 22.

"New Data Elevate Uncertainty about the Outlook on the Economy"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, October 2011, p. 26.

"Recovery Continues despite New Risks, Old Problems"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 2011, p. 21.

"Are Small Businesses the Biggest Producers of Jobs?"
with Julia S. Maués
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 2011, pp. 8-9.

"The Economy Continues To Strengthen, but Risks Remain"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 2011, p. 17.

"Forecasters Expect Solid Growth, Low Inflation in 2011"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, January 2011, p. 11.

"Low Interest Rates Have Benefits... and Costs"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, October 2010, pp. 6-7.

"The Economy Looks for Its Second Wind"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, October 2010, p. 17.

"Economy Is Nearing Cruising Altitude"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 2010, p. 23.

"Signs Point toward Another Jobless Recovery"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 2010, p. 17.

"Inflation May Be the Next Dragon To Slay"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, January 2010, pp. 4-9.

"Commercial Real Estate: A Drag for Some Banks but Maybe Not for U.S. Economy"
with Rajeev Bhaskar and Yadav Gopalan
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, January 2010, pp. 10-11.

"The Recovery Might Be a 98-Pound Weakling"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, January 2010, p. 19.

"Book Review: In Fed We Trust: New Book Focuses on the Fed in the Eye of the Storm"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, October 2009, pp. 21-22.

"Digging into the Infrastructure Debate"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 2009, pp. 4-9.

"The Storm Clouds Begin to Depart"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 2009, p. 19.

"Nearing the Bottom, or Digging a Deeper Hole?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 2009, p. 23.

"Man the Lifeboats!"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, January 2009, p. 19.

"Threats to the Economy Don't Let Up"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, October 2008, p. 17.

"Ethanol: Economic Gain or Drain?"
with Joshua A. Byrge
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 2008, pp. 4-9.

"Triple Whammy Fuels Economic Doubts"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 2008, p. 17.

"Skirting the Edge?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 2008, p. 17.

"Trading Barbs: A Primer on the Globalization Debate"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, October 2007, pp. 4-9.

"Housing Woes Weigh Heavily on the Economy"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, October 2007, p. 18.

"As Boomers Slow Down, So Might the Economy"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 2007, pp. 12-13.

"The Economy Continues to Take a Punch"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 2007, p. 18.

"Will the U.S. Economy Find Its Groove This Year?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 2007, p. 18.

"Below-Trend Growth Is Predicted for Most of 2007"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, January 2007, p. 18.

"Electricity: The Next Energy Jolt?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, October 2006, pp. 4-9.

"Survey Says Families Are Digging Deeper into Debt"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 2006, pp. 12-13.

"U.S. Maneuvers through Choppy Waters"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 2006, p. 18.

"Economy Overcomes Hurricanes, Rising Energy Prices"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 2006, p. 18.

"Despite Setbacks, the U.S. Economy Steams Forward"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, January 2006, p. 18.

"Do We Have a Saving Crisis?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 2005, pp. 5-9.

"A Patchwork Economy?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 2005, p. 18.

"Economy's Expansion Puts Down Roots"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 2005, p. 18.

"Economists Expect Solid Economic Growth This Year"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, January 2005, p. 19.

"Fear of Hell Might Fire Up Economy"
with Frank A. Schmid
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 2004, pp. 10-11.

"Waiting on the FED"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 2004, p. 19.

"A Jobless Recovery with More People Working?"
with Howard J. Wall
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 2004, pp. 10-11.

"The Party Heats Up"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 2004, p. 19.

"Economy Finally Takes Off"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, January 2004, p. 19.

"The Economy Gets Back on Track, but Once Again Leaves Many Workers Behind"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, January 2004, pp. 4-9.

"Slow Recovery Remains Puzzling"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 2003, p. 19.

"The U.S. Economy: Between Iraq and a Hard Place?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 2003, p. 19.

"Big Government: The Comeback Kid?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, January 2003, pp. 5-9.

"Recovery Has a Case of the Slows"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, January 2003, p. 19.

"Recovery Isn't As Easy As in the Past"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 2002, p. 19.

"Full Steam Ahead?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 2002, p. 19.

"Government Budget Surpluses Head South: Will They Come Back?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 2002, pp. 12-13.

"Road to Recovery: Longer than Average?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, January 2002, p. 19.

"Despite Red Flags, Inflation under Control"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, October 2001, p. 19.

"The Microchip Flexes Its Muscle: Can It Compete With History's Best?"
with David C. Wheelock
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 2001, pp. 5-9.

"Will the U.S. Economy Gain a Second Wind?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 2001. p. 19.

"Rising Oil Prices and Macroeconomic Turmoil: Will it Be Any Different This Time Around?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, January 2001, pp. 5-9.

"Fast Lane, Slow Lane or Cruising Speed?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 2000, p. 19.

"How Reliable are Federal Budget Projections"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 2000, p. 19.

"New Millennium: Same Vibrant Economy"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, January. 2000, p. 19.

"The NAIRU: Tailor Made for the Fed?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, October 1999, pp. 10-11.

"National and District Economies Maintain Cruising Speed"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, October 1999, p. 19.

"An Oasis of Prosperity: Solely An American Phenomenon?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 1999, pp. 5-9.

"Is the Bloom off the Rose for Eighth District Farmers?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 1999, pp. 12-13.

"National and District Overview"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 1999, p. 19.

"Models and Monetary Policy: More Science Than Art?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, January 1999, pp. 10-11.

"Enhancing Future Retirement Income Through 401(k)s"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, October 1998, pp. 5-9.

"How Susceptible is the United States to the Asian Flu?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 1998, pp. 10-11.

"A Brave New Economic World? The Productivity Puzzle"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, January 1998, pp. 5-9.

"Critiquing the Consumer Price Index"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 1997, pp. 10-11.

"Assessing the Generational Gap in Future Living Standards Through Generational Accounting"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 1997, pp. 5-9.

"What's Up Down on the Farm?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, January 1997, pp. 12-13.

"A Recipe for Monetary Policy Credibility"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, October 1996, pp. 10-11.

"Tax Man, Heal Thyself"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 1996, pp. 5-9.

"District Automotive Sector Flourishing"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 1996, pp. 12-13.

"The New GDP: 'Changing' with the Times"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Central Banker, Spring 1996, p. 5.

"Chained, Rested and Ready: The New and Improved GDP"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, January 1996, pp. 10-11.

"A Fiscal Devolution: Can State and Local Governments Measure Up"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, October 1995, pp. 5-9.

"District Economy Takes Off in '94"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 1995, pp. 12-13.

"A Fed Focused on Price Stability: The Benefits of a Single Target"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 1995, pp. 10-11.

"The Fixation on International Competitiveness"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, January 1995, pp. 5-9.

"District Economic Update: Will the Sailing Remain Smooth?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, October 1994, pp. 12-13.

"Commodity Price Indexes: Can They Predict Inflation?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 1994, pp. 10-11.

"The Economics of Natural Disasters"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 1994, pp. 5-9.

"Can Agriculture Rebound This Year?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, January 1994, pp. 12-13.

"IOUs From The Edge: Should We Worry About The Budget Deficit?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, October 1993, pp. 10-11.

"Restructuring And Economic Growth: Taking The Long-Term View"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 1993, pp. 5-9.

"Some Upbeat Trends in District Employment"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 1993, pp. 12-13.

"Leaning Against The Wind: Does the Fed Engage in Countercyclical Monetary Policy?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, January 1993, pp. 10-11.

"Is There Still a Farm Problem?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Pieces of Eight, September 1992, pp. 1-4.

"Agriculture in 1991: The Decline Continues"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Pieces of Eight, June 1992, pp. 12-21.

"District Agricultural Banks Ride High in the Saddle"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Pieces of Eight, March 1992, pp. 9-13.

"The Emerging Importance of Aquaculture"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Pieces of Eight, December 1991, pp. 1-4.

"Where Are Farmland Prices Headed?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Pieces of Eight, September 1991 pp. 5-8,
Reprinted in National Farm Finance News, October 25, 1991, pp. 18-19.


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