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Geoffrey R. Gerdes

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of California - Los Angeles, 1999
  • M.A., Economics, University of California - Los Angeles, 1994
  • B.A., Economics, University of California - Los Angeles, 1992
Current Research Topics
  • Federal Reserve Payments Study
  • Payment Technology Adoption and Innovation
  • Principal Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2016 - present
  • Senior Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2008 - 2016
  • Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    1999 - 2008
  • Geoffrey Gerdes, Claire Greene, Xuemei (May) Liu, and Emily Massaro (2019). "The 2019 Federal Reserve Payments Study," The Federal Reserve Payments Study. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Gerdes, Geoffrey R., and Xuemei Liu (2019). "Improving Response Quality with Planned Missing Data: An Application to a Survey of Banks," The Econometrics of Complex Survey Data (Advances in Econometrics, Vol. 39), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 237-258.
  • Geoffrey Gerdes, Claire Greene, and Xuemei (May) Liu (2018). "Changes in U.S. Payments Fraud from 2012 to 2016: Evidence from the Federal Reserve Payments Study," The Federal Reserve Payments Study. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Geoffrey Gerdes, Claire Greene, and Xuemei (May) Liu (2018). "The Federal Reserve Payments Study: 2018 Annual Supplement," The Federal Reserve Payments Study. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Gerdes, Geoffrey R., Jonathan Hamburg, and Xuemei (May) Liu (2017). "Recent Developments in Consumer and Business Payment Choices," The 2016 Federal Reserve Payments Study. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Gerdes, Geoffrey R., May X. Liu, Jason P. Berkenpas, Matthew C. Chen, Matthew C. Hayward, James M. McKee, Scott Dake, Patrick Dyer, Dave Brangaccio, and Nancy Donahue (2014). "Recent and Long-Term Trends in the United States: 2000-2012: Detailed Report and Updated Data Release," The 2013 Federal Reserve Payments Study. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Gerdes, Geoffrey R., May X. Liu, Jason P. Berkenpas, Matthew C. Chen, Matthew C. Hayward, James M. McKee, Scott Dake, Patrick Dyer, Dave Brangaccio, and Nancy Donahue (2014). "Recent and Long-Term Trends in the United States: 2003-2012: Summary Report and Initial Data Release," The 2013 Federal Reserve Payments Study. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Cai, Beilei, Trudy Ann Cameron, and Geoffrey R. Gerdes (2010). "Distributional Preferences And The Incidence Of Costs And Benefits In Climate Change Policy," Environmental & Resource Economics, vol. 46, no. 4, pp. 429-458.
  • Gerdes, Geoffrey R., and May X. Liu (2010). "Estimating Technology Adoption and Aggregate Volumes from U.S. Payments Surveys in the Presence of Complex Item Nonresponse," In Proceedings of the Survey Research Methods Section. American Statistical Association, pp. 5347-5358.
  • Gerdes, Geoffrey, and Paul W. Bauer (2009). "The Check is Dead! Long Live the Check! A Check 21 Update," Economic Commentary June issue. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
  • Cai, Beilei, Trudy Ann Cameron, and Geoffrey R. Gerdes (2011). "Distal Order Effects in Stated Preference Surveys," Ecological Economics, vol. 70, no. 6, pp. 1101-1108.
  • Gerdes, Geoffrey R., May X. Liu, and Darrel W. Parke (2009 ). "Sample Design and Estimation of Volumes and Trends in the use of Paper Checks and Electronic Payment Methods in the United States," In Proceedings of the Survey Research Methods Section. American Statistical Association, pp. 2284-2295.
  • Gerdes, Geoffrey R. (2008). "Recent Payment Trends in the United States," Federal Reserve Bulletin, vol. 94, pp. A75-A106.
  • Burghart, Daniel R., Trudy Ann Cameron, and Geoffrey R. Gerdes (2007). "Valuing Publicly Sponsored Research Projects: Risks, Scenario Adjustments, and Inattention," Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 77-105.
  • Gerdes, Geoffrey R., Jack K. Walton II, May X. Liu, and Darrel W. Parke (2005). "Trends in the use of Payment Instruments in the United States," Federal Reserve Bulletin, vol. 91, no. 2, pp. 180-201.
  • Cameron, Trudy Ann, and Geoffrey R. Gerdes (2003). "Eliciting Individual-Specific Discount Rates," Economics Department Working Papers 2003-10. University of Oregon, Economics Department.
  • Gerdes, Geoffrey R., and Jack K. Walton II (2002). "The use of Checks and Other Noncash Payment Instruments in the United States," Federal Reserve Bulletin, vol. 88, no. 8, pp. 360-374.
  • Gerdes, Geoffrey R. (2000). "Interactive Economics Instruction with Java and CGI," Journal of Economic Education, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 12-12.
  • Gerdes, Geoffrey R. (1999). "The Construction and Performance of Vintage Portfolios for the NYSE, 1926-1996," Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Dhawan, Rajeev, and Geoffrey Gerdes (1997). "Estimating Technological Change using a Stochastic Frontier Production Function Framework: Evidence from U.S. Firm-Level Data," Journal of Productivity Analysis, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 431-446.
Awards
  • 2003

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    Special Achievement Award

Last update: September 14, 2020