Chris Waller

Standard Vita

IDEAS

Education

Ph.D. Economics
Washington State University
1985

M.A. Economics
Washington State University
1984

B.S. Economics
Bemidji State University
1981

Contact Info

Phone: (314) 444-6237
Fax: (314) 444-8731
Email: cwaller@stls.frb.org

Research Division
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
P.O. Box 442
St. Louis, MO 63166-0442

For media inquiries contact:
Adam Allington
mediainquiries@stls.frb.org
Office: (314) 444-8783
Cell: (314) 313-3783

Christopher J. Waller

Senior Vice President and Director of Research

Articles Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals

"Optimal Disclosure Policy and Undue Diligence"
with David Andolfatto and Aleksander Berentsen
FORTHCOMING: Journal of Economic Theory.

"Floor Systems for Implementing Monetary Policy: Some Unpleasant Fiscal Arithmetic"
with Aleksander Berentsen and Alessandro Marchesiani
FORTHCOMING: Review of Economic Dynamics.

"Optimal Stabilization Policy with Endogenous Firm Entry"
with Aleksander Berentsen
FORTHCOMING: Macroeconomic Dynamics.

"Price Level Targeting and Stabilization Policy"
with Aleksander Berentsen
Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, October 2011, 43(s2), pp. 559-80.

"Outside Versus Inside Bonds: A Modigliani-Miller type result for liquidity constrained economies"
with Aleksander Berentsen
Journal of Economic Theory, September 2011, 146(5), pp. 1852-87.

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Federal Reserve Publications

"The Fed's Bloated Balance Sheet: How We Got Here and Why It's Familiar"
with Lowell R. Ricketts
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, January 2014.

"Price-Level Targeting and Stabilization Policy"
with Aleksander Berentsen
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, March/April 2013, 95(2), pp. 145-164.

"Demographics, Redistribution, and Optimal Inflation"
with James Bullard and Carlos Garriga
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, November/December 2012, 94(6), pp. 419-440.

"Sovereign Debt: A Modern Greek Tragedy"
with Fernando M. Martin
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, September/October 2012, 94(5), pp. 321-240.

"Independence + Accountability: Why the Fed Is a Well-Designed Central Bank"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, September/October 2011, 93(5), pp. 293-302.

"Dual Currency Economies as Multiple Payment Systems"
with Ben Craig
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Review, 2000, 36(1), pp. 2-13.

"Comment on 'Assessing the Political Viability of Labor Market Reform: The Case of Employment Protection'"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, May/June 1999, 81(3), pp. 89-91.

"Performance Contracts for Central Bankers"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, September/October 1995, 77(5), pp. 1-16.

 

Books and Book Chapters

"A Formal Analysis of Incentives in Strategic Interactions Involving an International Development Cooperation Agency"
with Roy Gardner
in C. Gibson, K. Andersson, E. Ostrom and K. Shivakumar, eds., The Samaritan's Dilemma: The Political Economy of Development Aid, 2005, Oxford University Press: Oxford.

"Monetary Policy in a Heterogeneous Space"
in Etienne Farvaque and Gaël Lagadec, eds., European Economic Integration: Problems and Analyses, 2002, De Boek: Brussels.

Regional Aspects of Monetary Union
Jürgen von Hagen and Christopher J. Waller, eds., 1999, Kluwer: Boston, MA.

"Do Local Banks Matter for the Local Economy? In Search of a Regional Credit Channel"
with Sandra Hanson McPherson
in Gregory Hess and Eric van Wincoop, eds., Intranational Macroeconomics, 2000, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

"Intranational Financial Integration: Evidence from the Canadian Banking Industry"
with Sandra Hanson McPherson
in Jürgen von Hagen and Christopher J. Waller, eds., Regional Aspects of Monetary Union, 1999, Kluwer: Boston, MA.

 

Other Publications, Book Reviews and Edited Volumes

"It's up. It's down. Wait, it's back up, …The U.S. Economy in 2002"
Kentucky Annual Economic Report, Center for Business and Economic Research, University of Kentucky, 2003.

"Modeling Monetary Economies"
by Bruce Champ and Scott Freeman, 2001
Atlantic Economic Journal, June 2002, pp. 213-18.

"'Dr.s Bush and Greenspan you are needed in trauma…' The U.S. Economy in 2001"
Kentucky Annual Economic Report, Center for Business and Economic Research, University of Kentucky, 2002.

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Working Papers

"Monetary Policy with Asset-Backed Money"
with David Andolfatto and Aleksander Berentsen
Working Paper 2013-030A, posted October 2013.

"Quantifying the Shadow Economy: Measurement with Theory"
with Pere Gomis-Porqueras and Adrian Peralta-Alva
Working Paper 2011-015A, posted May 2011.

"Dynamic Taxation, Private Information and Money"
Working Paper 2009-035A, posted August 2009.


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