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Alexander Monge-Naranjo

Research Officer

Education

Ph.D. Economics
University of Chicago
1999

M.S. Economics
P. Universidad Católica de Chile
1993

B.A. Economics
Universidad de Costa Rica
1990

Contact Info

Phone: (314) 444-8533
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:
Karen Mracek
mediainquiries@stls.frb.org
Phone: (314) 444-3911




Review Articles

"Should Capital Flow from Rich to Poor Countries?"
with Juan M. Sánchez, Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis, and Faisal Sohail
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, Fourth Quarter 2019
https://doi.org/10.20955/r.101.277-95

"Student Loans Under the Risk of Youth Unemployment"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, Second Quarter 2016
https://doi.org/10.20955/r.2016.129-158


Economic Synopses Articles

"The Unemployment and Participation Rates for Aggregate Human Capital"
with Faisal Sohail
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2015, No. 27
https://doi.org/10.20955/es.2015.27

"Age and Gender Differences in Long-Term Unemployment: Before and After the Great Recession"
with Faisal Sohail
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2015, No. 26
https://doi.org/10.20955/es.2015.26

"What’s Behind—and Beyond—the Default Rate on Student Loans?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2014, No. 14
https://doi.org/10.20955/es.2014.14

"Recent Trends in Student Loans: More Loans and Higher Balances"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2014, No. 12
https://doi.org/10.20955/es.2014.12

"Currency Returns During the Financial Crisis and Great Recession"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2014, No. 4
https://doi.org/10.20955/es.2014.4

"Major U.S. Trading Partners Before and After the Great Recession"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2013, No. 27
https://doi.org/10.20955/es.2013.27


FRED Blog Posts

"The economics behind the motivation to migrate"
FRED Blog, November 14, 2019

"Chile's been hot, politically and economically"
FRED Blog, November 7, 2019

"Up in the air"
FRED Blog, January 22, 2018

"New reflections for the new year"
FRED Blog, January 4, 2018

"BRICS and blocs"
FRED Blog, December 4, 2017

"How a year of NAFTA news affected exchange rates"
FRED Blog, November 30, 2017

"Two shades of coffee"
FRED Blog, March 3, 2016

"Riding the macroeconomic fluctuations"
FRED Blog, December 21, 2015

"Books or toys?"
FRED Blog, December 3, 2015

"Contrasting the U.S. and German unemployment rates"
FRED Blog, November 5, 2015


Regional Economist Articles

"In the U.S. Hispanic Labor Force, Women Surpass Men in Multiple Ways"
with Juan I. Vizcaino
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Third Quarter 2018, Vol. 26, No. 3

"Hispanics and Their Contribution to America’s Human Capital"
with Juan I. Vizcaino
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Second Quarter 2018, Vol. 26, No. 2

"Shifting Times: The Evolution of the American Workplace"
with Juan I. Vizcaino
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Fourth Quarter 2017, Vol. 25, No. 4

"Workers Abroad Are Catching Up to U.S. Skill Levels"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Third Quarter 2017, Vol. 25, No. 3

"Ask an Economist"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Third Quarter 2016, Vol. 24, No. 3

"Many Countries Sink or Swim on Commodity Prices—and on Orders from China"
with Faisal Sohail
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Second Quarter 2016, Vol. 24, No. 2

"The Composition of Long-term Unemployment Is Changing toward Older Workers"
with Faisal Sohail
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Fourth Quarter 2015, Vol. 23, No. 4

"Business Opportunities and Challenges for the U.S. in Latin America"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Third Quarter 2014, Vol. 22, No. 3


On the Economy Blog Posts

The Weakening of the US Dollar
On the Economy, April 10, 2018

The Evolution of US Agricultural Exports
On the Economy, April 5, 2018