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Molin Zhong

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 2015
  • B.S., Economics, Statistics, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, 2010
Current Research Topics
  • Uncertainty shocks
  • Forecasting
  • Senior Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2018 - present
  • Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2015 - 2018
  • Cuba-Borda, Pablo, Luca Guerrieri, Matteo Iacoviello, and Molin Zhong (forthcoming). "Likelihood Evaluation of Models with Occasionally Binding Constraints," Journal of Applied Econometrics.
  • Cuba-Borda, Pablo, Luca Guerrieri, Matteo Iacoviello, and Molin Zhong (2019). "Likelihood Evaluation of Models with Occasionally Binding Constraints," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2019-028. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Shin, Minchul, and Molin Zhong (forthcoming). "A New Approach to Identifying the Real Effects of Uncertainty Shocks," Journal of Business & Economic Statistics.
  • Shin, Minchul, Boyuan Zhang, Molin Zhong, and Dong Jin Lee (2018). "Measuring International Uncertainty: The Case of Korea," Economics Letters, vol. 162, pp. 22-26.
  • Guerrón-Quintana, Pablo, and Molin Zhong (2017). "Macroeconomic Forecasting in Times of Crises," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2017-018. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Shin, Minchul, and Molin Zhong (2017). "Does Realized Volatility Help Bond Yield Density Prediction?" International Journal of Forecasting, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 373-389.
  • Shin, Minchul, Boyuan Zhang, Molin Zhong, and Dong Jin Lee (2017). "Measuring International Uncertainty: The Case of Korea," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2017-066. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Shin, Minchul, and Molin Zhong (2016). "A New Approach to Identifying the Real Effects of Uncertainty Shocks," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2016-040. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Shin, Minchul, and Molin Zhong (2015). "Does Realized Volatility Help Bond Yield Density Prediction?" Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2015-115. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Zhong, Molin (2015). "Essays in Bayesian Macroeconometrics," Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pennsylvania.
  • Shin, Minchul, and Molin Zhong (2013). "Does Realized Volatility Help Bond Yield Density Prediction?" PIER Working Paper 13-064. Penn Institute for Economic Research, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania.
  • conference

    2019

    North American Winter Meetings Econometric Society, WEAI Annual Conference, Dynare Conference

  • conference

    2018

    Federal Reserve Research Scrum, North American Summer Meetings of the Econometric Society, IAAE, NBER EFSF Mid-Year Meetings

  • conference

    2018

    Federal Reserve Board Mini-Conference on Bank Capital Regulation

  • discussion

    2018

    Federal Reserve Board Conference Risk, Uncertainty, and Volatility, Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings

  • conference

    2017

    Georgetown GCER, Computing in Economics and Finance

  • discussion

    2016

    Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings

  • conference

    2016

    North American Summer Meetings Econometric Society, IAAE, System Macro Meetings, NBER EFSF Mid-Year Meetings, Midwest Econometrics, Midwest Macro

  • seminar

    2016

    University of Kansas, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

  • conference

    2015

    Midwest Econometrics Group Meetings, Midwest Macro Meetings

  • seminar

    2015

    Federal Reserve Board, SUNY-Binghamton, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

  • seminar

    2014

    Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

  • conference

    2013

    OMI-SoFiE Financial Econometrics Summer School (Oxford)

Awards
  • 2014

    Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

    Dissertation Intern

  • 2013

    University of Pennsylvania

    GAPSA Research Travel Grant

  • 2010

    National Science Foundation

    Graduate Research Fellowship, Honorable Mention

Referee
  • International Economic Review
  • Macroeconomic Dynamics
  • Review of Economic Dynamics
  • Journal of Empirical Finance
  • Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
  • Journal of Macroeconomics
  • International Journal of Central Banking
  • International Journal of Forecasting
  • European Economic Review
  • Journal of Applied Econometrics
  • International Review of Economics and Finance
  • Emerging Markets Finance and Trade
  • Journal of Business and Economic Statistics
  • Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control
Last update: November 20, 2019