William T. Gavin

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Biography

IDEAS

Education

Ph.D. Economics
Ohio State University
1982

B.A. Economics
Xavier University
Cincinnati, Ohio
1970

Contact Info

Phone: (314) 444-8578
Fax: (314) 444-8731
Email: gavin@stls.frb.org

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

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William T. Gavin

Vice President and Review Editor

Review Articles

"Taylor-Type Rules and Total Factor Productivity William T. Gavin, Benjamin D. Keen, and Michael R. Pakko"
with Benjamin D. Keen and Michael R. Pakko
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, January/February 2012, 94(1), pp. 41-64.

"What Explains the Growth in Commodity Derivatives?"
with Parantap Basu
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, January/February 2011, 93(1), pp. 37-48.

"Editor's Introduction: Debt, Financial Markets, and Monetary Policy — The 34th Annual Economic Policy Conference"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, July/August 2010, 92(4), pp. 225-28.

"More Money: Understanding Recent Changes in the Monetary Base"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, March/April 2009, 91(2), pp. 49-59.

"FOMC Consensus Forecasts"
with Geetanjali Pande
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, May/June 2008, 90(3, Part 1), pp. 149-63.

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Selected Published Papers

"Inflation Risk and Optimal Monetary Policy"
with Benjamin D. Keen and Michael R. Pakko
Macroeconomic Dynamics, May 2009, 13(Supplement 1), pp. 58-75.

"Monetary Policy, Taxes, and the Business Cycle"
with Finn E. Kydland and Michael R. Pakko
Journal of Monetary Economics, September 2007, 54(6), pp. 1587-1611.

"Gold, Fiat Money and Price Stability"
with Michael D. Bordo and Robert D. Dittmar
B.E. Journals, Topics in Macroeconomics, 2007, 7(1), Article 26.

"Inflation-Targeting, Price-Path Targeting and Indeterminacy"
with Robert D. Dittmar
Economics Letters, September 2005, 88(3), pp. 336-42.

"Inflation Persistence and Flexible Prices"
with Robert Dittmar and Finn E. Kydland
International Economic Review, February 2005, 46(1), pp. 245-61.

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Other Federal Reserve Publications

"The Ups and Downs of Inflation and the Role of Fed Credibility"
with Diana A. Cooke
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 2014.

"The Mechanics Behind Manufacturing Job Losses"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2013, No. 20.

"Low Interest Rates Have Yet To Spur Job Growth"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 2013.

"Household Wealth: Has It Recovered?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2013, No. 16.

"Commodity Futures Index Trading and Spot Oil Prices"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2012, No. 21.

"CPI Inflation: Running on Motor Fuel"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2011, No. 13.

"Deflation and the Fisher Equation"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2010, No. 27.

"Are Low Interest Rates Good for Consumers?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2010, No. 3.

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Other Publications

"Comment on 'Open Market Operations—Their Role and Specification Today' By Ulrich Bindseil and Flemming Würtz"
in D.G. Mayes and J. Toporowski, eds., Open Market Operations and Financial Markets. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2007, pp. 80-85.

"Controlling Inflation after Bretton Woods: An Analysis Based on Policy Objectives"
Chapter 3 in Inflation Targeting in Transition Economies: The Case of the Czech Republic, Warren Coats, ed. Czech National Bank and the International Monetary Fund, 2000, pp. 39-59.

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Working Papers

"The Stimulative Effect of Forward Guidance"
with Benjamin D. Keen, Alexander Richter, and Nathaniel Throckmorton
Working Paper 2013-038B, posted December 2013, updated April 2014.

"Global Dynamics at the Zero Lower Bound"
with Benjamin D. Keen, Alexander Richter, and Nathaniel Throckmorton
Working Paper 2013-007D, posted February 2013, updated March 2014.

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