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Christopher L. Smith

Senior Economist

Macroeconomic Analysis Section

Research and Statistics


christopher.l.smith@frb.gov
Education
  • Ph.D., Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008
  • B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 2003
  • Current Research Topics

  • Youth Employment
  • Migration
Fields of Interest
    • Senior Economist

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2013 - present
    • Economist

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2008 - 2013
  • Smith, Christopher L. (2014). "The Effect of Labor Slack on Wages: Evidence from State-Level Relationships," FEDS Notes 2014-06-02. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Smith, Christopher L. (2014). "Using Cross-State Variation to Assess the Potential for Additional Improvement in Measures of Labor Market Conditions," FEDS Notes 2014-06-02. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Molloy, Raven, Christopher L. Smith, and Abigail K. Wozniak (2014). "Declining Migration within the U.S.: The Role of the Labor Market," NBER Working Paper 20065. National Bureau of Economic Research.
  • Molloy, Raven Saks, Christopher L. Smith, and Abigail Wozniak (2013). "Declining Migration within the US: The Role of the Labor Market," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2013-27. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Smith, Christopher L. (2013). "The Dynamics of Labor Market Polarization," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2013-57. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Smith, Christopher L. (2012). "The Impact of Low-Skilled Immigration on the Youth Labor Market," Journal of Labor Economics, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 55-89.
  • Smith, Christopher L. (2011). "Polarization, Immigration, Education: What's Behind the Dramatic Decline in Youth Employment?" Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2011-41. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Molloy, Raven Saks, Christopher L. Smith, and Abigail Wozniak (2011). "Internal Migration in the United States," Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 173-196.
  • Molloy, Raven Saks, Christopher L. Smith, and Abigail Wozniak (2011). "Internal Migration in the United States," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2011-30. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Autor, David, Alan Manning, and Christopher L. Smith (2010). "The Contribution of the Minimum Wage to U.S. Wage Inequality Over Three Decades: A Reassessment," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2010-60. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Ehrenberg, Ronald G., and Christopher L. Smith (2004). "Analyzing the Success of Student Transitions from 2- to 4-Year Institutions within a State," Economics of Education Review, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 11-28.
  • Ehrenberg, Ronald G., Randy A. Ehrenberg, Christopher L. Smith, and Liang Zhang (2004). "Why do School District Budget Referenda Fail?" Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 111-125.
  • Ehrenberg, Ronald G., and Christopher L. Smith (2003). "The Sources and Uses of Giving at Selective Private Research Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges," Economics of Education Review, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 223-235.

Referee

  • Quarterly Journal of Economics
  • American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
  • Journal of Labor Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Industrial and Labor Relations Review
  • Journal of Human Resources
  • Journal of Urban Economics
  • Economic Journal
  • Economics of Education Review
  • Regional Science and Urban Economics
  • Contemporary Economic Policy
  • Canadian Journal of Economics
  • Demography
  • Journal of Forecasting
  • Journal of Development Economics
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Last update: September 9, 2014