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B. Ravikumar

Senior Vice President and Deputy Director of Research


Ph.D. Economics
The University of Iowa

M.S. Economics
Carnegie Mellon University

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

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

B.S. Physics
University of Bombay, India

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
Phone: (314) 444-3911

B. Ravikumar

Senior Vice President and Deputy Director of Research

Recent Publication in the Journal of International Economics: Capital Accumulation and Dynamic Gains from Trade

Selected Publications

"Capital Accumulation and Dynamic Gains from Trade"
with Ana Maria Santacreu and  Michael J. Sposi
Journal of International Economics, July 2019, Vol. 119, pp. 93-110
Working Paper

"Explaining Cross-Cohort Differences in Life Cycle Earnings"
with  Yu-Chien Kong and Guillaume Vandenbroucke
European Economic Review, August 2018, Vol. 107, pp. 157-184
Working Paper

"Capital Goods Trade, Relative Prices, and Economic Development"
with  Piyusha Mutreja and  Michael J. Sposi
Review of Economic Dynamics, January 2018, Vol. 27, pp. 101-122
Working Paper

"Measuring Openness to Trade"
with  Michael E. Waugh
Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control, November 2016, Vol. 72, pp. 29-41
Working Paper

"Talent, Labor Quality, and Economic Development"
with  German Cubas and  Gustavo Ventura
Review of Economic Dynamics, July 2016, Vol. 21, pp. 160-181
Working Paper

"Unemployment Insurance Fraud and Optimal Monitoring"
with  David L. Fuller and  Yuzhe Zhang
American Economic Journal-Macroeconomics, April 2015, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 249-290
Working Paper

"Optimal Auditing and Insurance in a Dynamic Model of Tax Compliance"
with  Yuzhe Zhang
Theoretical Economics, May 2012, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 241-282
Working Paper

"The Return to Capital and the Business Cycle"
with  Paul Gomme and  Peter Rupert
Review of Economic Dynamics, April 2011, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 262-78