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Andrew Figura

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Maryland, 2000
Current Research Topics
  • Movements in the Unemployment Rate
  • The Downward Trend in Labor's Share of Income
  • Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2000 - present
  • Reconciling Unemployment Claims with Job Losses in the First Months of the COVID-19 Crisis
    Tomaz Cajner, Andrew Figura, Brendan M. Price, David Ratner, and Alison Weingarden
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2020)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2020.055
  • How Large were the Effects of Emergency and Extended Benefits on Unemployment during the Great Recession and its Aftermath?
    Andrew Figura and David Ratner
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2017)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2017.068
  • Labor Market Heterogeneity and the Aggregate Matching Function
    Regis Barnichon and Andrew Figura
    American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics (2015)
    https://doi.org/10.1257/mac.20140116
  • Declining Desire to Work and Downward Trends in Unemployment and Participation
    Regis Barnichon and Andrew Figura
    NBER Working Paper Series (2015)
    https://doi.org/10.3386/w21252
  • The Labor Share of Income and Equilibrium Unemployment
    Andrew Figura and David Ratner
    FEDS Notes (2015)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.1553
  • Declining Desire to Work and Downward Trends in Unemployment and Participation
    Regis Barnichon and Andrew Figura
    NBER Macroeconomics Annual Book Series (2015)
    https://doi.org/10.1086/685969
  • The Effects of Unemployment Benefits on Unemployment and Labor Force Participation: Evidence from 35 Years of Benefits Extensions
    Andrew Figura and Regis Barnichon
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2014)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2014.065
  • Declining Labor Force Attachment and Downward Trends in Unemployment and Participation
    Regis Barnichon and Andrew Figura
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2013)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2013.88
  • Have Cyclical Movements in the Unemployment Rate Become More Persistent?
    Andrew Figura
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2011)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2011.33
  • What Drives Matching Efficiency? A Tale of Composition and Dispersion
    Regis Barnichon and Andrew Figura
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2011)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2011.10
  • What Drives Movements in the Unemployment Rate? A Decomposition of the Beveridge Curve
    Regis Barnichon and Andrew Figura
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2010)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2010.48
  • The Causes and Consequences of Sectoral Reallocation: Evidence from the Early Twenty-First Century
    Andrew Figura and William Wascher
    Business Economics (2010)
    https://doi.org/10.1057/be.2009.42
    See also » FRB Working Paper (2008)
  • How Biased are Measures of Cyclical Movements in Productivity and Hours?
    Stephanie Aaronson and Andrew Figura
    Review of Income and Wealth (2010)
    https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4991.2010.00401.x
    See also » FRB Working Paper (2005)
  • Explaining Cyclical Movements in Employment: Creative-Destruction or Changes in Utilization?
    Andrew Figura
    Labour Economics (2009)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2008.12.005
    See also » FRB Working Paper (2007)
  • Explaining Cyclical Movements in Employment: Creative-Destruction or Changes in Utilization?
    Andrew Figura
    Center for Economic Studies (CES) Working Paper Series (2006)
    See also » FRB Working Paper (2007)
  • Why are Plant Deaths Countercyclical: Reallocation Timing or Fragility?
    Andrew Figura
    Center for Economic Studies (CES) Working Paper Series (2006)
    See also » FRB Working Paper (2006)
  • The Recent Decline in the Labor Force Participation Rate and Its Implications for Potential Labor Supply
    Stephanie Aaronson, Bruce Fallick, Andrew Figura, Jonathan Pingle, and William Wascher
    Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (2006)
  • Workweek Flexibility and Hours Variation
    Andrew Figura
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2004)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2004.59
  • The Effect of Restructuring on Unemployment
    Andrew Figura
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2003)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2003.56
  • Is Reallocation Related to the Cycle? A Look at Permanent and Temporary Job Flows
    Andrew Figura
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2002)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2002.16
  • The Cyclical Behavior of Short-Term and Long-Term Job Flows
    Andrew Figura
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2002)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2002.12
Last update: June 30, 2022