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B. Ravikumar

Senior Vice President and Deputy Director of Research

Education

Ph.D. Economics
The University of Iowa
1989

M.S. Economics
Carnegie Mellon University
1985

M.S. Industrial Engineering
National Institute for Training in Industrial Engineering
1983

B.E. Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Science, India
1981

B.S. 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:
Shera Dalin
mediainquiries@stls.frb.org
Phone: (314) 444-3911




Review Articles

"Asset Pricing Through the Lens of the Hansen-Jagannathan Bound"
with Christopher Otrok
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, Third Quarter 2020
https://doi.org/10.20955/r.102.255-69

"Return to Capital in a Real Business Cycle Model"
with Paul Gomme and Peter Rupert
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, Fourth Quarter 2017
https://doi.org/10.20955/r.2017.337-350

"Why Are Life-Cycle Earnings Profiles Getting Flatter?"
with Guillaume Vandenbroucke
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, Third Quarter 2017
https://doi.org/10.20955/r.2017.245-257

"Price Equalization Does Not Imply Free Trade"
with Piyusha Mutreja, Raymond Riezman, and Michael J. Sposi
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, Fourth Quarter 2015
https://doi.org/10.20955/r.2015.323-39


Economic Synopses Articles

"Geographic Dispersion in COVID-19 Death Rates across the United States"
with Guillaume Vandenbroucke
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2020, No. 36
https://doi.org/10.20955/es.2020.36

"COVID-19 Cases and Deaths: Comparing the Eighth Federal Reserve District and the U.S."
with Guillaume Vandenbroucke
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2020, No. 28
https://doi.org/10.20955/es.2020.28

"Geographic Disparity in the U.S. Population"
with Ryan Mather
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2020, No. 27
https://doi.org/10.20955/es.2020.27

"The Lost Weeks of COVID-19 Testing in the United States: Part II"
with Makenzie Peake and Guillaume Vandenbroucke
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2020, No. 25
https://doi.org/10.20955/es.2020.25

"The Lost Weeks of COVID-19 Testing in the United States: Part I"
with Makenzie Peake and Guillaume Vandenbroucke
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2020, No. 24
https://doi.org/10.20955/es.2020.24

"Geographic Disparity in U.S. Output"
with Brian Reinbold
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2020, No. 5
https://doi.org/10.20955/es.2020.5

"Value-Added Trade vs. Gross Trade"
with Brian Reinbold
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2020, No. 3
https://doi.org/10.20955/es.2020.3

"The Housing Supply Puzzle: Part 3, Price Gaps"
with Evan Karson and Joseph McGillicuddy
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2018, No. 11
https://doi.org/10.20955/es.2018.11

"The Housing Supply Puzzle: Part 2, Rental Demand"
with Evan Karson and Joseph McGillicuddy
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2018, No. 10
https://doi.org/10.20955/es.2018.10

"The Housing Supply Puzzle: Part 1, Divergent Markets"
with Evan Karson and Joseph McGillicuddy
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2018, No. 9
https://doi.org/10.20955/es.2018.9

"Labor Compensation and Labor Productivity: Recent Recoveries and the Long-Term Trend"
with Lin Shao
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2016, No. 16
https://doi.org/10.20955/es.2016.16

"Have Labor Costs Slowed the Recovery?"
with Lin Shao
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2016, No. 14
https://doi.org/10.20955/es.2016.14

"Secular Stagnation and Returns on Capital"
with Paul Gomme and Peter Rupert
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2015, No. 19
https://doi.org/10.20955/es.2015.19

"Accounting for Discouraged Workers in the Unemployment Rate"
with Lin Shao
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2014, No. 9
https://doi.org/10.20955/es.2014.9

"Discouraged Workers: What Do We Know?"
with Lin Shao
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2014, No. 6
https://doi.org/10.20955/es.2014.6

"Unemployment Benefits: How Much Money Goes Unclaimed?"
with David L. Fuller and Yuzhe Zhang
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2013, No. 18
https://doi.org/10.20955/es.2013.18

"What Flattened the Earnings Profile of Recent College Graduates?"
with Yu-Chien Kong
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2013, No. 14
https://doi.org/10.20955/es.2013.14

"Bouncing Back from the Great Recession: The United States Versus Europe"
with Thomas F. Cooley and Peter Rupert
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2012, No. 32
https://doi.org/10.20955/es.2012.32

"Unemployment Insurance Fraud"
with David L. Fuller and Yuzhe Zhang
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2012, No. 28
https://doi.org/10.20955/es.2012.28


Regional Economist Articles

"Why Was the Decline in U.S. Trade Larger This Time? A Global View"
with Lin Shao and Michael J. Sposi
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Fourth Quarter 2013, Vol. 21, No. 4

"Who Is Concealing Earnings and Still Collecting Unemployment Benefits?"
with David L. Fuller and Yuzhe Zhang
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Second Quarter 2013, Vol. 21, No. 2

"Who Is Concealing Earnings and Still Collecting Unemployment Benefits?"
with David L. Fuller and Yuzhe Zhang
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Second Quarter 2013, Vol. 21, No. 2

"Unemployment Insurance: Payments, Overpayments and Unclaimed Benefits"
with David L. Fuller and Yuzhe Zhang
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Fourth Quarter 2012, Vol. 20, No. 4

"Earnings Growth Over a Lifetime: Not What It Used To Be"
with Yu-Chien Kong
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Second Quarter 2012, Vol. 20, No. 2

"Earnings Growth Over a Lifetime: Not What It Used To Be"
with Yu-Chien Kong
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Second Quarter 2012, Vol. 20, No. 2