Policy writings and publications

Economic Synopses

  1. What are the Fiscal Costs of a (Great) Recession?, Economic Synopsis, 2018, No. 22

    Less technical summary here

  2. Rising Interest Rates, the Deficit, and Public Debt, Economic Synopsis, 2018, No. 28

  3. Can Countercyclical Capital Buffers Help Prevent a Financial Crisis?, Economic Synopsis, 2019, No. 15

    Less technical summaries here and here

  4. Fiscal Policy and COVID-19: Insights from a Quantitative Model, Economic Synopsis, 2020, No. 8

  5. Is the COVID-19 Pandemic a Supply or a Demand Shock?, Economic Synopsis, 2020, No. 31 (w./ P. Brinca and J. B. Duarte)

The Regional Economist

  1. Rising Rates Impact Borrowing Costs for the U.S. Government, Too, The Regional Economist, Third Quarter 2018 (w./ A. Bharadwaj)

    Less technical summary here

Blog Posts

  1. The cost of owing, FRED Blog, March 2018
  2. Paying interest on excess reserves, FRED Blog, June 2018 (w./ A. Bharadwaj)
  3. How Risky are Government Intervention Programs?, On the Economy Blog, August 2018
  4. Fed Payments to Treasury and Rising Interest Rates, On the Economy Blog, September 2018
  5. Domestic Debt Before and After the Great Recession, On the Economy Blog, October 2018
  6. Is the financial sector becoming more productive?, FRED Blog, March 2019 (w./ A. Bharadwaj)
  7. Are firms too attached to bonds?, FRED Blog, July 2019 (w./ A. Bharadwaj)
  8. Corporate Debt Since the Great Recession, On the Economy Blog, August 2019 (w./ A. Bharadwaj)
  9. Gauging returns and risk in the bond market, FRED Blog, September 2019 (w./ A. Bharadwaj)
  10. Back-of-the-Envelope Estimates of Next Quarter’s Unemployment Rate, On the Economy Blog, March 2020

    Selected Media Mentions: Wall Street Journal, NBC News, Financial Times, New York Times Opinion, Washington Post Opinion, The Economist, Politico, National Review, CBS News, Vox, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Fox Business, FiveThirtyEight, Der Spiegel

  11. Corporate Bond Spreads and the Pandemic, On the Economy Blog, April 2020 (w./ M. Ebsim and J. Kozlowski)
  12. Corporate Bond Spreads and the Pandemic II, On the Economy Blog, April 2020 (w./ M. Ebsim and J. Kozlowski)
  13. Household Debt meets Corporate Debt, FRED Blog, April 2020 (w./ A. Bharadwaj)
  14. Corporate Bond Spreads and the Pandemic III, On the Economy Blog, May 2020 (w./ M. Ebsim and J. Kozlowski)
  15. Corporate Bond Spreads and the Pandemic IV, On the Economy Blog, June 2020 (w./ M. Ebsim and J. Kozlowski)
  16. The Effects of Extra Unemployment Benefits on Household Delinquencies, On the Economy Blog, August 2020 (w./ A. Bharadwaj)
  17. Credit Spreads during the Financial Crisis and COVID-19, On the Economy Blog, February 2021 (w./ M. Ebsim and J. Kozlowski)

Other

  1. Fiscal Policy and Inequality, Economic Education workshop for high school and college teachers

  2. Fiscal Policy and Inequality, Timely Topics Podcast, September 2018

  3. Spillovers 13 (Banco de Portugal), Comments on two articles published by Banco de Portugal economists, January 2020

  4. Open Vault Blog: Debt-to-GDP Ratio, October 2020

  5. St. Louis Fed Annual Report 2020: Crises in Corporate Debt Markets, March 2021 (w./ J. Kozlowski)