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Eric R. Nielsen

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Chicago, 2014
  • M.A., Economics, University of Chicago, 2010
  • A.B., Economics, Harvard University, 2007
Current Research Topics
  • Measuring Inequality
  • Econometrics of Skill Formation
  • Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2014 - present
  • The Distributional Financial Accounts of the United States
    Michael Batty, Jesse Bricker, Joseph Briggs, Sarah Friedman, Danielle Nemschoff, Eric Nielsen, Kamila Sommer, and Alice Henriques Volz
    National Bureau of Economic Research Studies in Income and Wealth (Forthcoming)
  • Unequal Worker Exposure to Establishment Deaths
    Hugh Macartney, Eric R. Nielsen, and Viviana Rodriguez
    Labour Economics (2021)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2021.102073
  • A Dummy Test of Identification in Models with Bunching
    Carolina Caetano, Gregorio Caetano, Hao Fe, and Eric R. Nielsen
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2021)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2021.068
  • The Econometrics of Early Childhood Human Capital and Investments
    Flavio Cunha, Eric R. Nielsen, and Benjamin Williams
    Annual Review of Economics (2021)
    https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-economics-080217-053409
  • Measuring Aggregate Housing Wealth: New Insights from Machine Learning
    Joshua H. Gallin, Raven Molloy, Eric Nielsen, Paul Smith, and Kamila Sommer
    Journal of Housing Economics (2021)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhe.2020.101734
    See also » FRB Working Paper (2018)
  • Updating the Distributional Financial Accounts
    Michael Batty, Jesse Bricker, Ella Deeken, Sarah Friedman, Eric Nielsen, Kamila Sommer, Sarah Reber, and Alice Volz
    FEDS Notes (2020)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.2810
  • Correcting for Endogeneity in Models with Bunching
    Carolina Caetano, Gregorio Caetano, and Eric Nielsen
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2020)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2020.080
  • How Do Children Spend Their Time? Time Use and Skill Development in the PSID
    Hannah Hall and Eric Nielsen
    FEDS Notes (2020)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.2577
  • Should Children Do More Enrichment Activities? Leveraging Bunching to Correct for Endogeneity
    Carolina Caetano, Gregorio Caetano, and Eric Nielsen
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2020)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2020.036
  • Introducing the Distributional Financial Accounts of the United States
    Michael Batty, Jesse Bricker, Joseph Briggs, Elizabeth Holmquist, Susan McIntosh, Kevin Moore, Eric Nielsen, Sarah Reber, Molly Shatto, Kamila Sommer, Tom Sweeney, and Alice Henriques Volz
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2019)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2019.017
  • Test Questions, Economic Outcomes, and Inequality
    Eric Nielsen
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2019)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2019.013
  • How Can We Measure the Value of a Home? Comparing Model-Based Estimates with Owner-Occupant Estimates
    Raven Molloy and Eric Nielsen
    FEDS Notes (2018)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.2266
  • A New Measure of Housing Wealth in the Financial Accounts of the United States
    Hannah Hall, Eric Nielsen, and Kamila Sommer
    FEDS Notes (2018)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.2261
  • Human Capital and Wealth Before and After Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    Eric R. Nielsen
    After Piketty: The Agenda for Economics and Inequality (2017)
  • The Income-Achievement Gap and Adult Outcome Inequality
    Eric R. Nielsen
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2015)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2015.041
  • Achievement Gap Estimates and Deviations from Cardinal Comparability
    Eric R. Nielsen
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2015)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2015.040
  • Commentary: Do Bids Equal Values on eBay?
    Ali Hortacsu and Eric R. Nielsen
    Marketing Science (2010)
    https://doi.org/10.1287/mksc.1100.0593
  • seminar

    11/5/2018

    Freddie Mac

    Measuring Aggregate Housing Wealth: New Insights from Automated Valuation Models

  • conference

    11/2/2018

    NBER Education Program Meeting

    Test Items, Outcomes, and Achievement Gaps

  • conference

    7/17/18

    NBER Summer Institute

    Measuring Aggregate Housing Wealth: New Insights from Automated Valuation Models

  • conference

    2/23/18

    Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and University of Kentucky

    The Role of Enrichment Activities on Child Development: A Corner Solution Approach

  • seminar

    5/2/2017

    University of Rochester

    How Sensitive are Standard Statistics to the Choice of Scale?

  • conference

    4/27/2017

    Population Association of America Annual Meeting

    The Effects of Russian Housing on Fertility and Family Formation

  • conference

    7/27/2016

    NBER Summer Institute

    The Income-Achievement Gap and Adult Outcome Inequality

  • seminar

    12/8/2016

    Federal Trade Comission

    Achievement Gap Estimates and Deviations from Cardinal Comparability

  • seminar

    9/23/2016

    Washington University in St. Louis

    Achievement Gap Estimates and Deviations from Cardinal Comparability

  • conference

    12/2/2015

    WCEG/Rockefeller Authors' Conference: After Piketty -- The Inequality Agenda post-Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    Inequality in Microdata: Human Capital Before and After Piketty

  • seminar

    11/27/2015

    DIW Berlin

    Achievement Gap Estimates and Deviations from Cardinal Comparability

  • conference

    11/19/2015

    NBER Education Program Meeting

    Achievement Gap Estimates and Deviations from Cardinal Comparability

  • seminar

    10/14/2013

    University of Chicago Applications of Economics Workshop

    Ordinal Estimation of Income-Achievement Gaps

  • seminar

    5/31/2013

    University of Chicago Family Economics Workshop

    Ordinal Estimation of Income-Achievement Gaps

Referee
  • Journal of Political Economy
  • The Quarterly Journal of Economics
  • The Journal of Labor Economics
  • American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
  • The Journal of Human Resources
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Economics of Education Review
  • Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics
  • American Educational Research Journal
Last update: February 22, 2022