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B. Ravikumar

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:
Laura Taylor
Office: (314) 444-8783
Cell: (314) 313-4613

Selected Publications

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

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

"Secular Stagnation and Returns on Capital,"
with Paul Gomme and Peter Rupert.
Economic Synopses, 2015, No. 19, 2015-08-18.

"Unemployment Insurance Fraud and Optimal Monitoring,"
with David L. Fuller and Yuzhe Zhang.
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 7(2), pp. 249-90, April 2015.

"The Return to Capital and the Business Cycle"
with Paul Gomme and Peter Rupert
Review of Economic Dynamics, April 2011, 14(2), pp. 262-278.


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