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




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
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinteco.2019.04.009

"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
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2018.06.005

"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
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.red.2017.11.003

"Measuring Openness to Trade"
with Michael E. Waugh
Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control, November 2016, Vol. 72, pp. 29-41
Working Paper
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jedc.2016.03.009

"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
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.red.2015.06.004

"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
https://doi.org/10.1257/mac.20130255

"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
https://doi.org/10.3982/te737

"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
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.red.2010.11.004