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Yi Wen

Assistant Vice President


Ph.D. Economics
University of Iowa

M.A. Philosophy of Science
Notre Dame University

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

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:
Shera Dalin
Phone: (314) 444-3911

Selected Publications

"Should Capital Be Taxed?"
with  Yunmin Chen, YiLi Chien, and  C.C. Yang
Economic Letters, March 2021, Vol. 200, 109746, pp. NA
Working Paper

"A Search-Based Neoclassical Model of Capital Reallocation"
with  Feng Dong and  Pengfei Wang
FORTHCOMING: European Economic Review

"Institutions Do Not Rule: Reassessing the Driving Forces of Economic Development"
with  Jinfeng Luo
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Working Paper 2015-001B, July 2017

"International Credit Markets and Global Business Cycles"
with  Patrick A. Pintus and  Xiaochuan Xin
International Journal of Economic Theory, March, Vol. 1, No. 15, pp. 53-75
Working Paper

"Self-Fulfilling Credit Cycles"
with Costas Azariadis and  Leo Kaas
Review of Economic Studies, October 2016, Vol. 83, No. 4, pp. 1364-1405
Working Paper

"Two-Way Capital Flows and Global Imbalances"
with  Pengfei Wang and  Zhiwei Xu
Economic Journal, February 2017, Vol. 127, No. 599, pp. 229-269
Working Paper

"The Making of an Economic Superpower---Unlocking China’s Secret of Rapid Industrialization"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Working Paper 2015-006B, August 2015

"Sentiments and Aggregate Demand Fluctuations"
with  Jess Benhabib and  Pengfei Wang
Econometrica, March 2015, Vol. 83, No. 2, pp. 549-585
Working Paper

"Money, Liquidity and Welfare"
European Economic Review, May 2015, Vol. 76, No. 1, pp. 1-24
Working Paper