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Christopher J. Nekarda

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of California - San Diego, 2008
  • B.A., Economics, University of California - Berkeley, 2000
Current Research Topics
  • Labor market flows and unemployment dynamics
  • Labor market polarization
  • Principal Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2015 - present
  • Senior Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2014 - 2015
  • Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2009 - 2014
  • Statistical Associate Editor

    Brookings Papers on Economic Activity

    2000 - 2002
  • Across the Universe: Policy Support for Employment and Revenue in the Pandemic Recession
    Ryan A. Decker, Robert J. Kurtzman, Byron F. Lutz, and Christopher J. Nekarda
    American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings (2021)
    https://doi.org/10.1257/pandp.20211058
    See also » FRB Working Paper (2021)
  • The Cyclical Behavior of the Price‐Cost Markup
    Christopher J. Nekarda and Valerie A. Ramey
    Journal of Money, Credit and Banking (2020)
    https://doi.org/10.1111/jmcb.12755
  • Unemployment Rate Benchmarks
    Richard K. Crump, Christopher J. Nekarda, and Nicolas Petrosky-Nadeau
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2020)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2020.072
  • The Dynamics of Disappearing Routine Jobs: A Flows Approach
    Guido Matias Cortes, Nir Jaimovich, Christopher J. Nekarda, and Henry E. Siu
    Labour Economics (2020)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2020.101823
  • Assessing the Change in Labor Market Conditions
    Hess Chung, Bruce Fallick, Christopher J. Nekarda, and David Ratner
    FEDS Notes (2014)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.0019
    See also » FRB Working Paper (2014)
  • Why is Involuntary Part-Time Work Elevated?
    Tomaz Cajner, Dennis Mawhirter, Christopher J. Nekarda, and David Ratner
    FEDS Notes (2014)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.0014
  • The Ins and Outs of Forecasting Unemployment: Using Labor Force Flows to Forecast the Labor Market
    Regis Barnichon and Christopher J. Nekarda
    Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (2012)
    See also » FRB Working Paper (2012)
  • Industry Evidence on the Effects of Government Spending
    Christopher J. Nekarda and Valerie A. Ramey
    American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics (2011)
    https://doi.org/10.1257/mac.3.1.36
    See also » FRB Working Paper (2010)
  • Measuring U.S. Labor Market Dynamics
    Christopher J. Nekarda
    Dissertations (University of California, San Diego) (2008)
  • The Cyclicality of Worker Flows: New Evidence from the SIPP
    Shigeru Fujita, Christopher J. Nekarda, and Garey Ramey
    Working paper (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia) (2007)
Awards
  • 2014

    Federal Reserve Board

    Special Achievement Award

Referee
  • American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics
  • International Economic Review
  • Journal of Applied Econometrics
  • Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control
  • Journal of the European Economic Association
  • Journal of Monetary Economics
  • Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking
  • Quarterly Journal of Economics
  • Review of Economics and Statistics
  • and various other journals
Professional Affiliation
  • Member, American Economic Association
Last update: October 3, 2022