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September/October 2008, 
Vol. 90, No. 5
Posted 2008-09-01

Monetary Economic Research at the St. Louis Fed During Ted Balbach’s Tenure as Research Director

by Michael D. Bordo and Anna J. Schwartz

Ted Balbach served as research director at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis from 1975 to 1992. This article lauds his contributions during that time, including the expanded influence of the Review, enhanced databases and data publications, and a visiting scholar program that attracted leading economists from around the world. Balbach is remembered fondly as a visionary leader and gracious mentor.