B. Ravikumar

IDEAS

Education

Ph.D. Economics
The University of Iowa
1989

MS Economics
Carnegie Mellon University
1985

MS Industrial Engineering
National Institute For Training in Industrial Engineering
1983

BE Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Science, India
1981

BS Physics
University of Bombay, India
1978

Contact Info

Phone: (314) 444-7312
Fax: (314) 444-8731

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

For media inquiries contact:
Laura Girresch
mediainquiries@stls.frb.org
Office: (314) 444-6166
Cell: (314) 348-3639

B. Ravikumar

"The Quantitative Importance of Openness in Development"
with Wenbiao Cai and Raymond Riezman
FORTHCOMING: Economic Inquiry.

"Unemployment Insurance Fraud and Optimal Monitoring"
with David L. Fuller and Yuzhe Zhang
FORTHCOMING: American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics.

"Price Equalization, Trade Flows, and Barriers to Trade"
with Piyusha Mutreja, Raymond Riezman, and Michael J. Sposi
European Economic Review, August 2014, 70, pp. 383-398.

"Why Do Education Vouchers Fail at the Ballot Box?"
with Peter Bearse, Buly A. Cardak, and Gerhard Glomm
European Journal of Political Economy, December 2013, 32, pp. 26-37.

"Optimal Auditing and Insurance in a Dynamic Model of Tax Compliance"
with Yuzhe Zhang
Theoretical Economics, May 2012, 7(2), pp. 241-82.

"The Return to Capital and the Business Cycle"
with Paul Gomme and Peter Rupert
Review of Economic Dynamics, April 2011.

"The Political Economy of Education Funding"
with Gerhard Glomm and Ioana Schiopu
in Eric Hanushek, Stephen Machin and Ludger Woessmann, eds., Handbook of the Economics of Education, North Holland, vol. 4, 2011.

"Entrepreneurship, Organization Capital and the Evolution of the Firm"
with Atsushi Oshima and Raymond Riezman
International Trade and Economic Dynamics, Essays in Memory of Koji Shimomura, edited by T. Kamihigashi and L. Zhao, 2009.

"A Generalized Volatility Bound for Dynamic Economies"
with Christopher Otrok and Charles Whiteman
Journal of Monetary Economics, November 2007.

"From Cronies to Professionals: The Evolution of Family Firms"
with Utpal Bhattacharya
in E. Klein, eds., Capital Formation, Governance and Banking, New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2005.

"Public Education and Income Inequality"
with Gerhard Glomm
European Journal of Political Economy, June 2003.

"Habit Formation: A Resolution of the Equity Premium Puzzle?"
with Christopher Otrok and Charles Whiteman
Journal of Monetary Economics, September 2002.

"Costly Technology Adoption and Capital Accumulation"
with Aubhik Khan
Review of Economic Dynamics, April 2002.

"Evaluating Asset-Pricing Models using the Hansen-Jagannathan Bound: A Monte Carlo Investigation"
with Christopher Otrok and Charles Whiteman
Journal of Applied Econometrics, March-April 2002.

"Human Capital Accumulation and Endogenous Public Expenditures"
with Gerhard Glomm
Canadian Journal of Economics, August 2001.

"Growth and Risk-Sharing with Private Information"
with Aubhik Khan
Journal of Monetary Economics, June 2001.

"Capital Markets and the Evolution of Family Businesses"
with Utpal Bhattacharya
Journal of Business, April 2001.

"On the Political Economy of Means-Tested Education Vouchers"
with Peter Bearse and Gerhard Glomm
European Economic Review, May 2000.

"Robust Wald Tests in SUR Systems with Adding-up Restrictions"
with Surajit Ray and Eugene Savin
Econometrica, May 2000.

"Minimum Consumption Requirements: Theoretical and Quantitative Implications for Growth and Distribution"
with Satyajit Chatterjee
Macroeconomic Dynamics, December 1999.

"Competitive Equilibrium and Public Investment Plans"
with Gerhard Glomm
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, August 1999.

"Flat-Rate Taxes, Government Spending on Education, and Growth"
with Gerhard Glomm
Review of Economic Dynamics, January 1998.

"Chaotic Dynamics in a Cash-in-Advance Economy"
with Ronald Michener
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, May 1998.

"Increasing Returns, Human Capital, and the Kuznets Curve"
with Gerhard Glomm
Journal of Development Economics, April 1998.

"Opting Out of Publicly Provided Services: A Majority Voting Result"
with Gerhard Glomm
Social Choice and Welfare, March 1998.

"On education finance: The case of Poland"
with Peter Bearse and Gerhard Glomm
in R. Kulikowski, Z. Nahorski and J. W. Owsinski, eds., Economic Transformation & Integration. Problems, arguments, proposals, Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw 1998.

"Productive Government Expenditures and Long Run Growth"
with Gerhard Glomm
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, January 1997.

"Public versus Private Investment in Human Capital: Endogenous Growth and Income Inequality"
with Gerhard Glomm
reprinted in Grossman, Gene M., ed. Economic Growth: Theory and Evidence, Volume 2. Elgar Reference Collection. International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, no. 68. Cheltenham, U.K.: Elgar; distributed by Ashgate, Brookfield, Vt., pages 393-409, 1996.

"Endogenous Public Policy and Multiple Equilibria"
with Gerhard Glomm
European Journal of Political Economy, December 1995.

"Equilibrium Theories of the Kuznets Curve: A Review"
with Gerhard Glomm
monographical volume of Cuadernos Economicos, (3) 1995.

"Public Investment in Infrastructure in a Simple Growth Model"
with Gerhard Glomm
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, November 1994.

"Growth-Inequality Tradeoffs in a Model with Public Sector R&D"
with Gerhard Glomm
Canadian Journal of Economics, May 1994.

"Productive Government Expenditures and Long Run Growth"
with Gerhard Glomm
reprinted in Cuadernos Economicos, (3) 1994.

"Strategic Complementarity in Business Formation: Aggregate Fluctuations and Sunspot Equilibria"
with Satyajit Chatterjee and Russell Cooper
Review of Economic Studies, October 1993.

"Public versus Private Investment in Human Capital: Endogenous Growth and Income Inequality"
with Gerhard Glomm
Journal of Political Economy, August 1992.

"A Neoclassical Model of Seasonal Fluctuations"
with Satyajit Chatterjee
Journal of Monetary Economics, February 1992.


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