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Kevin L. Kliesen

Business Economist and Research Officer


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

B.S. Agricultural Business
Colorado State University

Contact Info

Phone: (314) 444-8583
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:
Shera Dalin
Phone: (314) 444-3911

Kevin L. Kliesen

Business Economist and Research Officer

Economic Data

"Measuring Financial Market Stress"
with Douglas C. Smith 

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2010, No. 2.
The St. Louis Fed's Financial Stress Index (STLFSI): Appendix | Data

FRED-SD: State-Level Databases for Macroeconomic Research and Forecasting
FRED-SD is a large macroeconomic database designed for the empirical analysis of state-level. The datasets of monthly and quarterly observations are updated in real-time through the FRED database.

Forthcoming Publications

"A Comparison of Fed "Tightening" Episodes since the 1980s"
International Journal of Central Banking

Journal Publications

"A Comparison of Fed "Tightening" Episodes since the 1980s"
International Journal of Central Banking, August 2023, Vol. 19, No. 3, 10, pp. 423-50

"FRED-SD: A Real-Time Database for State-Level Data with Forecasting Applications"
with  Kathryn O. Bokun,  Laura E. Jackson, and Michael T. Owyang
International Journal of Forecasting, January-March 2023, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 279-297
Working Paper

"The Nonlinear Effects of Uncertainty Shocks"
with  Laura E. Jackson and Michael T. Owyang
Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, September 2020, Vol. 24, No. 4, 20190024, pp. online
Working Paper

"Monetary Policy and Crude Oil: Prices, Production, and Consumption, by Basil Oberholzer (Book Review)"
Energy Journal, 2019, Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 255-58

"Is American Manufacturing in Decline?"
with  John A. Tatom
Business Economics, July 2018, Vol. 53, No. 3, pp. 107-123

"Three Challenges to Central Bank Orthodoxy"
with James Bullard
Business Economics, October 2015, Vol. 50, No. 4, pp. 191-99

"How Does the FOMC Learn About Economic Revolutions? Evidence from the New Economy Era, 1994-2001"
with Richard G. Anderson
Business Economics, January 2012, Vol. 47, No. 1, pp. 27-56
Working Paper

"Do Oil Shocks Drive Business Cycles? Some U.S. and International Evidence"
with  Kristie M. Engemann and Michael T. Owyang
Macroeconomic Dynamics, November 2011, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 498-517
Working Paper

"Deregulation or Reregulation of Agricultural Banks"
with R. Alton Gilbert
American Journal of Agricultural Economics, August 1995, Vol. 77, No. 3, pp. 757-61

"Effects on Interest Rates of Immediately Releasing FOMC Directives"
with  Michael T. Belongia
Contemporary Economic Policy, October 1994, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 79-91