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Yi Wen

Assistant Vice President

Education

Ph.D. Economics
University of Iowa
1996

M.A. Philosophy of Science
Notre Dame University
1991

B.S. Medical Sciences
West China University of Medical Sciences
1987

Contact Info

Phone: (314) 444-8559
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
mediainquiries@stls.frb.org
Office: (314) 444-8783
Cell: (314) 313-4613





Review Articles

"The Visible Hand: The Role of Government in China’s Long-Awaited Industrial Revolution,"
with George E. Fortier.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, Third Quarter 2016, Vol. 98, No. 3, 189-226.

"Relative Income Traps,"
with Maria A. Arias.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, First Quarter 2016, Vol. 98, No. 1, 41-60.

"When and How To Exit Quantitative Easing?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, Third Quarter 2014, Vol. 96, No. 3, 243-265.

"Dynamics of Externalities: A Second-Order Perspective,"
with Huabin Wu.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, May/June 2011, Vol. 93, No. 3, 187-206.

"Can Rising Housing Prices Explain China’s High Household Saving Rate?"
with Xin Wang.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, March/April 2011, Vol. 93, No. 2, 67-88.

"Granger Causality and Equilibrium Business Cycle Theory,"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, May/June 2007, Vol. 89, No. 3, 195-206.


Regional Economist Articles

"Does More Financial Development Lead to More or Less Volatility?"
with Maria A. Arias.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Regional Economist, Second Quarter 2017.

"China's Rapid Rise: From Backward Agrarian Society to Industrial Powerhouse in Just 35 Years,"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Regional Economist, April 2016.

"Trapped: Few Developing Countries Can Climb the Economic Ladder or Stay There,"
with Maria A. Arias.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Regional Economist, October 2015.

"Recovery from the Great Recession Has Varied around the World,"
with Maria A. Arias.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Regional Economist, October 2015.

"Food Prices and Inflation in China and the U.S. Are Following Similar Paths,"
with Maria A. Arias.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Regional Economist, October 2014.

"The Liquidity Trap: An Alternative Explanation for Today's Low Inflation,"
with Maria A. Arias.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Regional Economist, April 2014.


Economic Synopses Articles

"Secured and Unsecured Debt Over the Business Cycle,"
with Maria A. Arias.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2017, No. 1.

"Low Inflation in a World of Securitization,"
with Brett W. Fawley.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2013, No. 15.

"The Great Chinese Housing Boom,"
with Brett W. Fawley.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2013, No. 13.

"Reducing the U.S. Deficit by Recycling Capital Inflows,"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2012, No. 17.

"Okun’s Law: A Meaningful Guide for Monetary Policy?"
with Mingyu Chen.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2012, No. 15.

"Oil Price Shocks and Inflation Risk,"
with Mingyu Chen.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2011, No. 19.

"RMB Appreciation and U.S. Inflation Risk,"
with Mingyu Chen.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2011, No. 17.

"Monetary Policy's Effects on Unemployment,"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2011, No. 10.

"Why Aren’t the Chinese Buying More American Goods?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2010, No. 19.

"Why Do People Dislike Inflation?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2010, No. 15.

"Economic Growth and the Global Savings Glut,"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2010, No. 12.

"Money Supply, Credit Expansion, and Housing Price Inflation,"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2010, No. 6.

"Can Monetary Policy Affect GDP Growth?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2009, No. 21.

"Why Do Chinese Households Save So Much?"
with Luke M. Shimek.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2008, No. 19.

"Oil Shocks and Price Stability,"
with Luke M. Shimek.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2007, No. 28.

"The U.S. Consumption Boom and Trade Deficit,"
with Luke M. Shimek.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2007, No. 24.

"The Quantity Theory of Money,"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2006, No. 25.

"The Seasonal Cycle and the Business Cycle,"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2006, No. 17.




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