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Charles Gascon

Regional Economist, Sr. Research Support Coordinator


Washington University

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

B.S. Managerial Economics
Bentley University

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:
Laura Taylor
Office: (314) 444-8783
Cell: (314) 313-4613

Charles Gascon is a regional economist and senior coordinator in the Research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He joined the bank in 2006. As a regional economist, he analyzes economic conditions in the Eighth Federal Reserve District and reports on conditions to the Bank president and staff economists prior to Federal Open Market Committee meetings. He also contributes to the bank’s Beige Book and Burgundy Book reports on economic conditions in the District. He also supervises the Research department’s staff of research analysts.

Selected Publications

"Metro Business Cycles,"
with Maria A. Arias and David E. Rapach.
Journal of Urban Economics, 94, pp. 90-108, July 2016.

"Student-Loan Debt in the District: Reasons Behind the Recent Increase"
with Bryan Noeth
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, October 2013

"Income Convergence in the United States: A Tale of Migration and Urbanization,"
with Riccardo DiCecio.
Annals of Regional Science, 45(2), pp. 365-77, October 2010.


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