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Gisela Rua

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, UC Berkeley, 2012
  • B.A., Economics, University of Porto, 2003
Current Research Topics
  • Containerization and International Trade
  • Great Depression and Economic Policy
  • Principal Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2019 - present
  • Adjunct Professor

    Johns Hopkins University

    2019
  • Senior Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2015 - 2019
  • Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2012 - 2015
  • Bottlenecks, Shortages, and Soaring Prices in the U.S. Economy
    Deepa D. Datta, Laura Feiveson, Ekaterina Peneva, and Gisela Rua
    FEDS Notes (2022)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.3153
  • The Local Impact of Containerization
    Leah Brooks, Nicolas Gendron-Carrier, and Gisela Rua
    Journal of Urban Economics (2021)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jue.2021.103388
  • The Local Impact of Containerization
    Leah Brooks, Nicolas Gendron-Carrier, and Gisela Rua
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2018)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2018.045
  • Inflation Expectations in the U.S. in Fall 1933
    Andrew J. Jalil and Gisela Rua
    Research in Economic History (2017)
    https://doi.org/10.1108/S0363-326820170000033005
  • Inflation Expectations in the Recovery from the Great Depression
    Andrew J. Jalil and Gisela Rua
    FEDS Notes (2016)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.1831
  • Inflation Expectations and Recovery in Spring 1933
    Andrew J. Jalil and Gisela Rua
    Explorations in Economic History (2016)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eeh.2016.07.001
  • History of the Federal Reserve Board Statistical Releases
    Gisela Rua and Sian L. Seldin
    FEDS Notes (2016)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.1721
  • Review: Global Markets Transformed: 1870-1945. By Steven C. Topik and Allen Wells
    Gisela Rua
    Journal of Economic History (2015)
    https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022050715000911
  • Inflation Expectations and Recovery from the Depression in 1933: Evidence from the Narrative Record
    Andrew Jalil and Gisela Rua
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2015)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2015.029
  • Exchange Rates and Global Rebalancing
    Barry Eichengreen and Gisela Rua
    Transpacific Rebalancing: Implications for Trade and Economic Growth (2015)
  • Diffusion of Containerization
    Gisela Rua
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2014)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2014.088
  • From Great Depression to Great Credit Crisis: Similarities, Differences and Lessons
    Miguel Almunia, Agustín Bénétrix, Barry Eichengreen, Kevin H. O’Rourke, and Gisela Rua
    Economic Policy (2010)
    https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0327.2010.00242.x
  • From Great Depression to Great Credit Crisis: Similarities, Differences and Lessons
    Miguel Almunia, Agustín S. Bénétrix, Barry Eichengreen, Kevin H. O'Rourke, and Gisela Rua
    NBER Working Paper Series (2009)
    https://doi.org/10.3386/w15524
  • From Great Depression to Great Credit Crisis: Similarities, Differences and Lessons
    Miguel Almunia, Agustín Bénétrix, Barry Eichengreen, Kevin H. O'Rourke, and Gisela Rua
    CEPR Discussion Paper Series (2009)
  • conference

    2019

    Annual Meeting of the Portuguese Economic Journal

  • conference

    2018

    ELSNIT Conference - Trade and Technology

  • conference

    2018

    EBHA Annual Congress

  • conference

    2018

    EEA Annual Congress

  • conference

    2018

    Ljubljana Empirical Trade Conference

  • seminar

    2017

    European Central Bank

  • seminar

    2017

    Bonn Graduate School of Economics

  • seminar

    2017

    The Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH)

  • seminar

    2017

    The German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)

  • seminar

    2016

    U.S. International Trade Commission

  • conference

    2016

    ASSA Meetings

  • seminar

    2015

    National Bank of Belgium

  • conference

    2015

    Bank of Japan

  • conference

    2015

    World Economic History Congress

  • conference

    2015

    NBER SI Development of the American Economy

  • conference

    2015

    Bundesbank Workshop Central Banks and Crises - Historical Perspectives

  • conference

    2015

    Uddevalla Symposium on Regional Development in an International Context

  • seminar

    2015

    Inter-American Development Bank

  • conference

    2015

    Inflation Targeting Seminar of the Banco Central do Brasil

  • seminar

    2015

    American University

  • conference

    2014

    Economic History Association Annual Meeting

  • conference

    2014

    Central Banking in Historical Perspective: One Hundred Years of the Federal Reserve

  • conference

    2013

    Annual Conference of the Center for Economics and Econometrics

  • seminar

    2013

    Vanderbilt University

  • seminar

    2013

    University of Delaware

  • conference

    2013

    EEA Annual Congress

  • conference

    2013

    World Congress of Cliometrics

  • conference

    2013

    Rocky Mountain Empirical Trade Conference

  • conference

    2012

    CIRANO Workshop on Networks in Trade and Finance

Conference Organization
  • August 2015 | Kyoto, Japan

    World Economic History Congress

    Organizer, Session on the Great Depression and Macroeconomic Policy in the 1930s

Referee
  • National Science Foundation
  • Journal of International Economics
  • Explorations in Economic History
  • Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking
  • European Economic Review
  • Journal of Urban Economics
  • Southern Economic Journal
  • Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control
  • International Journal of Economics and Business Research
  • Review of International Economics
Professional Affiliation
  • American Economic Association
  • Economic History Association
  • European Economic Association
  • Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (International Trade and Transportation Committee Member)
Last update: October 3, 2022