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Kurt F. Lewis

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Iowa, 2007
  • B.S., Finance, Economics, Iowa State University, 2001
Current Research Topics
  • Expectations and Monetary Policy
  • Nowcasting
  • Special Advisor to Governor Lael Brainard

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2020 - present
  • Principal Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2013 - present
  • Senior Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2009 - 2013
  • Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2007 - 2009
  • Adjunct Professor

    Johns Hopkins University

    2009 - 2014
  • Lewis, Kurt F., Francis A. Longstaff, and Lubomir Petrasek (forthcoming). "Asset Mispricing," Journal of Financial Economics.
  • King, Thomas B., and Kurt F. Lewis (2020). "Credit Risk, Liquidity, and Lies," International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 219-267.
  • Lewis, Kurt F., and Francisco Vazquez-Grande (2019). "Measuring the Natural Rate of Interest: A Note on Transitory Shocks," Journal of Applied Econometrics, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 425-436.
  • Lewis, Kurt F., Francis A. Longstaff, and Lubomir Petrasek (2017). "Asset Mispricing," NBER Working Paper No. 23231. Cambridge, MA: The National Bureau of Economic Research.
  • Favara, Giovanni, Simon Gilchrist, Kurt F. Lewis, and Egon Zakrajšek (2016). "Updating the Recession Risk and the Excess Bond Premium," FEDS Notes 2016-10-06. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Favara, Giovanni, Simon Gilchrist, Kurt F. Lewis, and Egon Zakrajšek (2016). "Recession Risk and the Excess Bond Premium," FEDS Notes 2016-04-08. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Lewis, Kurt F., and Charles H. Whiteman (2015). "Empirical Bayesian Density Forecasting in Iowa and Shrinkage for the Monte Carlo Era," Journal of Forecasting, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 15-35.
  • King, Thomas B., and Kurt F. Lewis (2014). "What Drives Bank Funding Spreads?" Working Papers Series, No. 2014-23. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
  • Carlson, Mark, Kurt F. Lewis, and William R. Nelson (2014). "Using Policy Intervention to Identify Financial Stress," International Journal of Finance & Economics, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 59-72.
  • Carlson, Mark A., Thomas B. King, and Kurt F. Lewis (2011). "Distress in the Financial Sector and Economic Activity," B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Vol. 11, no. 1, Article 35.
  • Lewis, Kurt F. (2009). "The Two-Period Rational Inattention Model: Accelerations and Analyses," Computational Economics, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 79-97.
  • Whiteman, Charles H., and Kurt F. Lewis (2008). "Prediction Formulas," in Durlauf, Steven N., and Lawrence E. Blume eds., The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd. ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Professional Affiliation
  • American Economics Association
Last update: October 13, 2020