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202-452-2291
claudia.r.sahm@frb.gov
Education
  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Michigan, 2007
  • B.A., Economics, Political Science, German, Denison University, 1998
  • Current Research Topics

  • Household Response to Fiscal Stimulus
  • Consumer Sentiment and Expectations
    • Economist

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2007 - present
  • Sahm, Claudia R., Matthew D. Shapiro, and Joel Slemrod (2012). "Check in the Mail Or More in the Paycheck: Does the Effectiveness of Fiscal Stimulus Depend on how it is Delivered?" American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 216-250.
  • Sahm, Claudia R., Matthew D. Shapiro, and Joel Slemrod (2010). "Check in the Mail Or More in the Paycheck: Does the Effectiveness of Fiscal Stimulus Depend on how it is Delivered?" Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2010-40. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Sahm, Claudia R., Matthew D. Shapiro, and Joel Slemrod (2010). "Household Response to the 2008 Tax Rebates: Survey Evidence and Aggregate Implications," in Brown, Jeffrey R. ed., Tax Policy and the Economy, Vol. 24. National Bureau of Economic Research, pp. 69-110.
  • Sahm, Claudia R., Matthew D. Shapiro, and Joel Slemrod (2009). "Household Response to the 2008 Tax Rebate: Survey Evidence and Aggregate Implications," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2009-45. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Kimball, Miles S., Claudia R. Sahm, and Matthew D. Shapiro (2009). "Risk Preferences in the PSID: Individual Imputations and Family Covariation," American Economic Review, vol. 99, no. 2, pp. 363-368.
  • Sahm, Claudia R. (2007). "Stability of Risk Preference," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2007-66. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Bosworth, Barry, Gary Burtless, and Claudia Sahm (2004). "Distributional Impact of Social Security Reform," in Onofri, Paolo ed., The Economics of an Ageing Population: Macroeconomic Issues. Cheltenham, U.K. and Northampton, Mass: Elgar, pp. 193-226.
  • conference

    October 2010

    BCL/ECB Conference on Household Finance and Consumption

    Check in the Mail or More in the Paycheck: Does the Effectiveness of Fiscal Stimulus Depend on How It Is Delivered?

  • conference

    July 2010

    NBER Summer Institute

    Check in the Mail or More in the Paycheck: Does the Effectiveness of Fiscal Stimulus Depend on How It Is Delivered?

  • conference

    May 2010

    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Applied Micro System Conference

    Check in the Mail or More in the Paycheck: Does the Effectiveness of Fiscal Stimulus Depend on How It Is Delivered?

  • conference

    January 2009

    American Economics Association Annual Meeting

    Risk Preferences in the PSID: Individual Imputations and Family Covariation

  • conference

    September 2008

    Conference on Understanding Economic Decision-Making, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

    Cognition and Intertemporal Choice

  • conference

    October 2007

    Measurement and Experimentation with Internet Panels, The Netherlands

    Measuring Time Preference and the Elasticity of Intertemporal Substitution with Web Surveys

Awards

  • 2006

    Institute for Social Research

    Innovation in Social Research Award

  • 2006

    University of Michigan

    Joan Kessler Award

  • 2002

    National Institute on Aging

    NIA Pre-doctoral Training Fellowship

  • 1998

    Fulbright Association

    Fulbright Research Grant in Economics, Germany

Conference Organization

  • May 2010 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    Household Responses to Recent Fiscal Stimulus

    Organizer

Referee

  • American Economic Review
  • Quarterly Journal of Economics
  • Review of Income and Wealth
  • Journal of Risk and Uncertainty
  • The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics
  • Economic Inquiry
  • Journal of Banking and Finance
  • Economic Letters

Professional Affiliation

  • Co-Chair, George Washington University School of Business/Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Financial Literacy Seminar Series
  • Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Applied Micro Seminar Series, Winter 2011
  • American Economic Association
  • Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP)
  • D.C. Chapter of CSWEP, Steering Committee
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