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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:
Karen Mracek
Phone: (314) 444-3911

Selected Publications

"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

"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


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