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Charles S. Gascon

Regional Economist, Senior Coordinator

Education

MBA
Washington University
2012

M.A. Economics
State University of New York at Albany
2006

B.S. Managerial Economics
Bentley University
2005

Contact Info

Phone: (314) 444-7318
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:
Matuschka Briggs
mediainquiries@stls.frb.org
Phone: (314) 444-3795




Review Articles

"Living Standards in St. Louis and the Eighth Federal Reserve District: Let’s Get Real"
with Cletus C. Coughlin and Kevin L. Kliesen
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, Fourth Quarter 2017
10.20955/r.2017.377-394

"Doubling Your Monetary Base and Surviving: Some International Experience"
with Richard G. Anderson and Yang Liu
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, November/December 2010
10.20955/r.92.481-506

"The Commercial Paper Market, the Fed, and the 2007-2009 Financial Crisis"
with Richard G. Anderson
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, November/December 2009
10.20955/r.91.589-612

"Estimating U.S. Output Growth with Vintage Data in a State-Space Framework"
with Richard G. Anderson
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, July/August 2009
10.20955/r.91.349-370


Economic Synopses Articles

"What Are Teachers Really Paid? Adjusting Wages for Regional Differences in Cost of Living"
with Qiuhan Sun
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2018, No. 23
10.20955/es.2018.23

"Warning: Don’t Infer Regional Inflation Differences from House Price Changes"
with Andrew Spewak
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2018, No. 6
10.20955/es.2018.6

"The Evolution of St. Louis’s Wage Distribution"
with Rebecca Cowin
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2017, No. 15
10.20955/es.2017.15

"What Could We Have Expected from a $10 Minimum Wage in the City of St. Louis?"
with James D. Eubanks
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2017, No. 8
10.20955/es.2017.8

"Recent Changes in Labor Force Participation: Trend or Cycle?"
with Riccardo DiCecio
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2010, No. 16
10.20955/es.2010.16

"Vacancies and Unemployment"
with Riccardo DiCecio
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2009, No. 44
10.20955/es.2009.44

"Household Retrenchment"
with Riccardo DiCecio
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2009, No. 17
10.20955/es.2009.17

"Federal Reserve Assets: Understanding the Pieces of the Pie"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2009, No. 13
10.20955/es.2009.13

"The Current Recession: How Bad Is It?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2009, No. 4
10.20955/es.2009.4

"Predicting Consumption: A Lesson in Real-Time Data"
with Riccardo DiCecio
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2008, No. 28
10.20955/es.2008.28

"Fueling Expected Inflation"
with Richard G. Anderson
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2008, No. 21
10.20955/es.2008.21

"New Monetary Policy Tools?"
with Riccardo DiCecio
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2008, No. 10
10.20955/es.2008.10

"Convergence Across States and People"
with Riccardo DiCecio
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2008, No. 2
10.20955/es.2008.2

"The FOMC in 1978"
with Richard G. Anderson
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2007, No. 18
10.20955/es.2007.18


FRED Blog Posts

"Why does cost of living vary so much?"
FRED Blog, July 2, 2018

"Metro area economic conditions"
FRED Blog, January 18, 2018

"Cost of living and per capita incomes in U.S. cities"
FRED Blog, July 17, 2017

"Moving someplace new?"
FRED Blog, March 20, 2017

"Don't be surprised: Employment data get revised"
FRED Blog, March 16, 2017

"St Louis adds 15,600...no, wait...22,400 jobs in 2015: Be aware of data revisions"
FRED Blog, March 24, 2016

"Measuring and comparing local economies: Memphis vs. Nashville"
FRED Blog, January 21, 2016


Regional Economist Articles

"Soybeans, the Eighth District’s No. 1 Crop, Caught in Trade Tussle"
with Jonas Crews
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Third Quarter 2018, Vol. 26, No. 3

"St. Louis Fed Steps in to Provide More-Timely Jobs Data"
with Paul Morris
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Second Quarter 2018, Vol. 26, No. 2

"Health Care Remains Important Job Engine in Eighth District"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, First Quarter 2018, Vol. 26, No. 1

"Advanced Manufacturing Is Vital across Nation, Including Eighth District"
with Andrew Spewak
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Fourth Quarter 2017, Vol. 25, No. 4

"Coal's Future Looks Uncertain as Rival Fuels Grow"
with Jonas Crews
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Third Quarter 2017, Vol. 25, No. 3

"Startups Create Many Jobs, but They Often Don't Last"
with Maximiliano A. Dvorkin
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Third Quarter 2017, Vol. 25, No. 3

"Growth in Tech Sector Returns to Glory Days of the 1990s"
with Evan Karson
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Second Quarter 2017, Vol. 25, No. 2

"Multifamily Housing Shows Strong Growth, Leading to Bubble Fears"
with Joseph McGillicuddy
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, First Quarter 2017, Vol. 25, No. 1

"Evansville, Ind., Adapts As Manufacturing, Population Growth Slide"
with Andrew Spewak
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Fourth Quarter 2016, Vol. 24, No. 4

"Health Care, Hospitality and Retirees Keep Hot Springs Afloat"
with Faisal Sohail
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Third Quarter 2016, Vol. 24, No. 3

"Some Sectors Are Strong in Cape Girardeau, but Recovery from Recession Remains Elusive"
with Joseph McGillicuddy
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Second Quarter 2016, Vol. 24, No. 2

"Jefferson City, Mo., Facing Same Struggles As Other State Capitals"
with Evan Karson
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, First Quarter 2016, Vol. 24, No. 1

"Metro Profile: Jonesboro Outperforming Arkansas and Nation in Some Key Categories"
with Michael R. Pakko
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Fourth Quarter 2015, Vol. 23, No. 4

"District Overview: "Leaving the Nest" Is Easier in Arkansas than Elsewhere in the District and Nation"
with Maria E. Canon
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Fourth Quarter 2015, Vol. 23, No. 4

"Metro Profile: Bowling Green, Ky.: Cars, College and Caves"
with Georgette Fernandez Laris
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Third Quarter 2015, Vol. 23, No. 3

"Metro Profile: A Familiar Name with an Economy Facing Familiar Challenges"
with Georgette Fernandez Laris
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Second Quarter 2015, Vol. 23, No. 2

"Metro Profile: A Tale of Four Cities: Widespread Growth in Northwest Arkansas"
with Michael A Varley
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, First Quarter 2015, Vol. 23, No. 1

"Metro Profile: Manufacturing Shares the Stage with Service Sectors in Jackson, Tenn."
with James D. Eubanks
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Fourth Quarter 2014, Vol. 22, No. 4

"Metro Profile: As Owensboro, Ky. Wraps Up Wave of Development, Hiring Slows Down"
with Maria A. Arias
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Third Quarter 2014, Vol. 22, No. 3

"Metro Profile: After Stalling, Recovery Resumes in St. Louis"
with Diana A. Cooke
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Second Quarter 2014, Vol. 22, No. 2

"Metro Profile: Long-Resilient Little Rock Faces Uncertain Pace of Recovery"
with Peter B. McCrory
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, First Quarter 2014, Vol. 22, No. 1

"District Overview: Engines of Growth Vary in Four Largest Cities"
with Maria A. Arias
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, First Quarter 2014, Vol. 22, No. 1

"District Overview: Student-Loan Debt in the District—Reasons behind the Recent Increase"
with Bryan J. Noeth
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Fourth Quarter 2013, Vol. 21, No. 4

"Metro Profile: Transportation and Health Care Are Pockets of Strength in Memphis' Slow Recovery"
with James D. Eubanks
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Fourth Quarter 2013, Vol. 21, No. 4

"Metro Profile: Louisville Successfully Transitions from Industrial to Service Economy"
with Sean P. Grover
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Third Quarter 2013, Vol. 21, No. 3

"College Degrees: Why Aren't More People Making the Investment?"
with Maria E. Canon
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Second Quarter 2012, Vol. 20, No. 2

"A Closer Look: <br/>Assistance Programs in the Wake of the Crisis"
with Richard G. Anderson
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, First Quarter 2011, Vol. 19, No. 1

"This Is Not Your Father's Recession ... or Is It?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Second Quarter 2009, Vol. 17, No. 2





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