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Christopher J. Kurz

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Michigan, 2005
  • M.A., Economics, University of Michigan, 2000
  • B.A., Economics, University of Texas - Austin, 1998
Current Research Topics
  • International Trade and Offshoring
  • Productivity Estimation and Forecasting
  • Group Manager

    FRB Expanded Measurement Agenda

    2016 - present
  • Visiting Scholar

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra

    2016
  • Principal Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2012 - 2016
  • Adjunct Professor

    The Johns Hopkins University

    2013 - 2015
  • Visiting Scholar

    Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University

    2010
  • Adjunct Professor

    Johns Hopkins University - School of Advanced International Studies

    2006 - 2008
  • Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2005 - 2012
  • Kurz, Christopher, and Mine Z. Senses (2016). "Importing, Exporting, and Firm-Level Employment Volatility," Journal of International Economics, vol. 98, pp. 160-175.
  • Kurz, Christopher, Geng Li, and Daniel Vine (2016). "The Young and the Carless? The Demographics of New Vehicle Purchases," FEDS Notes 2016-06-24. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Kurz, Christopher J., and Norman J. Morin (2016). "Annual Data on Investment and Capital Stocks," FEDS Notes 2016-03-02. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Brownlees, Christian T., Benjamin Chabot, Eric Ghysels, and Christopher Johann Kurz (2015). "Backtesting Systemic Risk Measures During Historical Bank Runs," Working Paper Series WP-2015-9. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
  • Kurz, Christopher Johann, and Geng Li (2015). "Who Drives Luxury Cars (Only for a While)?" FEDS Notes 2015-06-01. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Kurz, Christopher and Geng Li (2015). "How Does Student Loan Debt Affect Light Vehicle Purchases?" FEDS Notes 2015-02-02. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)
  • Bombardini, Matilde, Christopher J. Kurz, and Peter M. Morrow (2012). "Ricardian Trade and the Impact of Domestic Competition on Export Performance," Canadian Journal of Economics, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 585-612.
  • Houseman, Susan, Christopher Kurz, Paul Lengermann, and Benjamin Mandel (2011). "Offshoring Bias in U.S. Manufacturing," Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 111-132.
  • Houseman, Susan, Christopher Kurz, Paul Lengermann, and Benjamin Mandel (2010). "Offshoring Bias in U.S. Manufacturing: Implications for Productivity and Value Added," International Finance Discussion Papers 1007. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Chabot, Benjamin R., and Christopher J. Kurz (2010). "That's Where the Money was: Foreign Bias and English Investment Abroad, 1866-1907," Economic Journal, vol. 120, no. 547, pp. 1056-1080.
  • Burstein, Ariel, Christopher Kurz, and Linda Tesar (2008). "Trade, Production Sharing, and the International Transmission of Business Cycles," Journal of Monetary Economics, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 775-795.
  • Kurz, Christopher Johann (2006). "Outstanding Outsourcers: A Firm- and Plant-Level Analysis of Production Sharing," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2006-04. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Kurz, Christopher, and A. Norman et al (2004). "On the Computational Complexity of Consumer Decision Rules," Computational Economics, 23, no. 2, pp. 173-192.
  • Kurz, Christopher, and A. Norman et al. (2003). "An Ordering Experiment," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 249-262.
  • conference

    January 2013

    ASSA Meetings, San Diego

    Trading Plants and Volatility

  • seminar

    June 2012

    United States International Trade Commission

  • seminar

    May 2012

    Office of Tax Analysis, Department of the Treasury

  • conference

    March 2012

    Washington Area International Trade Symposium

  • conference

    November 2011

    Southeast Economics Meetings

  • seminar

    November 2011

    Center for Economic Studies, Census Bureau

  • conference

    November 2010

    CES Research Data Center Conference

  • conference

    July 2012

    World Congress of Economic History, Stellenbosch

    British Investment Trusts: The Precursors of Modern Structured Finance

  • conference

    August 2011

    Microeconomic Aspects of the Globalization of Inflation

    Offshoring Bias and U.S. Manufacturing: Implications for Productivity and Value Added

  • seminar

    December 2010

    George Washington University

  • conference

    July 2010

    NBER Summer Institute CRIW

  • conference

    November 2009

    Conference on Measurement Issues Arising from Globalization

    Simulating the Effects of Import Price Mismeasurement on Output and Productivity Measures

  • seminar

    June 2011

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    Using Census Microdata to Forecast U.S. Aggregate Productivity

  • conference

    October 2010

    Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data

    Firm Heterogeneity and Ricardian Trade: The Impact of Domestic Competition on Export Performance

Awards
  • 2012

    Canadian Economics Association

    Harry Johnson Prize

Conference Organization
  • 2011-2015 | George Washington University

    Washington Area International Trade Symposium

    Conference Co-Organizer

Referee
  • American Economic Review
  • American Economic Journal: Economic Policy/Macro
  • The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics
  • Economic Journal
  • Eastern Economic Journal
  • European Economic Review
  • International Finance
  • Journal of Economics and Business
  • Journal of International Economics
  • Journal of International Money and Finance
  • The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development
  • The Review of Economics and Statistics
Professional Affiliation
  • NBER/CRIW member since 2016
Last update: March 18, 2017