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  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Iowa, 2007
  • B.S., Finance, Economics, Iowa State University, 2001
  • Current Research Topics

  • Bank Liquidity, Credit and LIBOR
  • Macrofinancial Models
    • Principal Economist

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2015 - present
    • Senior Economist

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2013 - 2015
    • Economist

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2007 - 2013
    • Adjunct Professor

      Johns Hopkins University

    • 2009 - 2014
  • King, Thomas B. and Kurt F. Lewis (2015). "Credit Risk, Liquidity and Lies," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2015-112. Washington: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
  • Lewis, Kurt F., and Charles H. Whiteman (2015). "Empirical Bayesian Density Forecasting in Iowa and Shrinkage for the Monte Carlo Era," Journal of Forecasting, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 15-35.
  • King, Thomas B., and Kurt F. Lewis (2014). "What Drives Bank Funding Spreads?" Working Papers 2014-23. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
  • Carlson, Mark, Kurt F. Lewis, and William R. Nelson (2014). "Using Policy Intervention to Identify Financial Stress," International Journal of Finance & Economics, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 59-72.
  • Carlson, Mark A., Thomas B. King, and Kurt F. Lewis (2011). "Distress in the Financial Sector and Economic Activity," B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Vol. 11, no. 1, Article 35.
  • Lewis, Kurt F. (2009). "The Two-Period Rational Inattention Model: Accelerations and Analyses," Computational Economics, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 79-97.
  • Whiteman, Charles H., and Kurt F. Lewis (2008). "Prediction Formulas," in Durlauf, Steven N., Lawrence E. Blume eds., The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. 2nd. ed.New York: Palgrave Macmillan.


  • Review of Economics and Statistics
  • Econometric Reviews
  • International Journal of Forecasting
  • International Journal of Central Banking
  • Journal of the European Economic Association

Professional Affiliation

  • Member, American Economics Association, 2007-present
  • Member, Society for Financial Econometrics, 2010-present
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Last update: March 22, 2016