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Felicia F. Ionescu

Economist

Research and Statistics

202-452-2504
felicia.ionescu@frb.gov
Education
  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Iowa, 2006
  • M.S., Mathematics, University of Iowa, 2006
  • M.A., Economics, University of Iowa, 2002
  • B.A., Economics, University of Transilvania, Brasov, 1999
  • Current Research Topics

  • Student Loans, Consumer Credit, Default
  • Human Capital Investment
Fields of Interest
    • Economist

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2013 - present
    • Assistant Professor

      Colgate University

    • 2006 - 2013
  • Ionescu, Felicia, Marius Ionescu, and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (2014). "The Interplay between Student Loans and Credit Card Debt: Implications for Default in the Great Recession," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2014-14. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Chatterjee, Satyajit, and Felicia Ionescu (2012). "Insuring Student Loans Against the Financial Risk of Failing to Complete College," Quantitative Economics, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 393-420.
  • Chatterjee, Satyajit, and Felicia Ionescu (2012). "Insuring Student Loans Against the Financial Risk of Failing to Complete College," Working Papers 12-15. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
  • Ionescu, Felicia, and Marius Ionescu (2012). "The Interplay between Student Loans and Credit Cards: Amplification of Consumer Default," Working Papers 2012-14. Human Capital and Economic Opportunity: A Global Working Group.
  • Ionescu, Felicia, Dora Gicheva, and Nicole Simpson (2012). "The Effects of Credit Status on College Enrollment and College Completion," IZA Discussion Paper 6719. IZA.
  • Ionescu, Felicia (2011). "Risky Human Capital and Alternative Bankruptcy Regimes for Student Loans," Journal of Human Capital, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 153-206.
  • Chatterjee, Satyajit, and Felicia Ionescu (2010). "Insuring College Failure Risk," Working Papers 10-1. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
  • Ionescu, Felicia (2009). "The Federal Student Loan Program: Quantitative Implications for College Enrollment and Default Rates," Review of Economic Dynamics, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 205-231.
  • Ionescu, Felicia, and Linnea A. Polgreen (2009). "A Theory of Brain Drain and Public Funding for Higher Education in the United States," American Economic Review, vol. 99, no. 2, pp. 517-521.
  • Ionescu, Felicia A. (2008). "Consolidation of Student Loan Repayments and Default Incentives," B.E.Journal of Macroeconomics: Topics in Macroeconomics, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 1-35.
  • Ionescu, Anamaria Felicia (2006). "Federal Student Loan Program: Quantitative Implications for College Enrollment, Repayment and Default Rates," Ph.D. dissertation, University of Iowa.
  • conference

    July 2012

    The NBER Summer Institute of Household Finance, Cambridge, MA

  • conference

    June 2012

    North American Annual Meetings of the Econometric Society, Northwestern University

  • conference

    May 2012

    Midwest Macroeconomics Annual Meetings, Notre Dame Univerisity

  • conference

    July 2011

    Society of Economic Dynamics Annual Meetings, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

  • conference

    June 2011

    Society of Advancements in Economic Theory Annual Meetings, Faro, Portugal

  • conference

    June 2011

    North American Summer Meetings of the Econometric Society, Washington University

  • conference

    May 2011

    Midwest Macroeconomics Annual Meetings, Vanderbilt University

  • conference

    January 2011

    The American Economic Association Meetings, Denver, CO

  • conference

    August 2010

    The Econometric Society World Congress, Shanghai, China

  • conference

    July 2010

    Society of Economic Dynamics Annual Meetings, The Univerisity of Montreal

  • conference

    May 2010

    Midwest Macroeconomics Annual Meetings, Michigan State University

  • conference

    April 2010

    The Cornell-Pennstate Macro Workshop, Penn State University

  • conference

    January 2010

    The American Economic Association Annual Meetings, Atlanta, GA

  • conference

    August 2009

    Workshop in Macroeconomic Research at Liberal Arts Colleges, Hamilton College

  • conference

    July 2009

    The NBER Summer Institute of Aggregate Implications of Microeconomic Consumption Behavior, Cambridge, MA

  • conference

    May 2009

    Midwest Macroeconomics Annual Meetings, University of Indiana

  • conference

    April 2009

    University of Iowa Alumni Workshop, Iowa City, IA

  • conference

    January 2009

    The American Economic Association Annual Meetings, San Francisco, CA

Awards

  • 2011

    The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and CSWEP

    Research fellowship

Conference Organization

  • 2010 Colgate University

    Liberal Arts Macro Workshop

    Local organizer

Referee

  • American Economic Review
  • Quarterly Journal of Economics
  • Review of Economic Dynamics
  • Journal of Labor Economics
  • American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics
  • Journal of Human Capital
  • Macroeconomic Dynamics
  • B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics
  • Economic Inquiry
  • Journal of Public Economic Theory
  • Journal of The Japanese and International Economies
  • Economics of Education Review
  • Eastern Economic Journal

Professional Affiliation

  • Member of The Human Capital and Economic Opportunity (Markets Group) at Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics, The University of Chicago, 2012-present
  • Member of the American Economic Association, 2006-present
  • Member of the Econometric Society, 2006-present
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