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Ryan A. Decker

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Maryland, 2015
  • M.A., Economics, University of Maryland, College Park, 2013
  • B.S., Economics/Political Science, Brigham Young University, 2010
Current Research Topics
  • Firm dynamics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2015 - present
  • Adjunct Professor

    University of Maryland College Park

    2016
  • Economist

    Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau

    2011 - 2015
  • Decker, Ryan A., John Haltiwanger, Ron S. Jarmin, and Javier Miranda (2017). "Declining Dynamism, Allocative Efficiency, and the Productivity Slowdown," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2017-019. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Decker, Ryan A., Aaron Flaaen, and Maria D. Tito (2016). "Unraveling the Oil Conundrum: Productivity Improvements and Cost Declines in the U.S. Shale Oil Industry," FEDS Notes 2016-03-22. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Decker, Ryan A., John Haltiwanger, Ron S. Jarmin, and Javier Miranda (2016). "Declining Business Dynamism: What We Know and the Way Forward," American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, vol. 106, no. 5, pp. 203-07.
  • Decker, Ryan A., John Haltiwanger, Ron S. Jarmin, and Javier Miranda (2016). "Where Has All the Skewness Gone? The Decline in High-Growth (Young) Firms in the U.S.," European Economic Review, vol. 86, pp. 4-23.
  • Decker, Ryan, Pablo D'Erasmo, and Herman J. Moscoso Boedo (2016). "Market Exposure and Endogenous Firm Volatility Over the Business Cycle," American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 148-198.
  • Decker, Ryan, Pablo D'Erasmo, and Herman J. Moscoso Boedo (2014). "Market Exposure and Endogenous Firm Volatility Over the Business Cycle," Working Papers 14-12. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
  • Decker, Ryan, John Haltiwanger, Ron Jarmin, and Javier Miranda (2014). "The Role of Entrepreneurship in US Job Creation and Economic Dynamism," Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 3-24.
  • conference

    November 2016

    Southern Economic Association meetings

    Entrepreneurship and State Policy

  • conference

    October 2016

    NBER Entrepreneurship & Economic Growth conference

    Entrepreneurship and State Policy

  • seminar

    April 2016

    Drexel University

    Changing Business Dynamism: Volatility of Shocks vs. Responsiveness to Shocks?

  • conference

    February 2016

    NBER Entrepreneurship & Economic Growth pre-conference

    Entrepreneurship and State Policy

  • seminar

    March 2015

    George Mason University

    Where Has All the Skewness Gone? The Decline in High-Growth (Young) Firms in the U.S.

  • seminar

    October 2014

    University of Mississippi

    Collateral Damage: Housing, Entrepreneurship, and Job Creation

  • seminar

    June 2014

    The Heritage Foundation Center for Data Analysis

    The Secular Decline in Business Dynamism in the U.S.

  • conference

    November 2013

    Midwest Macroeconomics Group Fall Conference

    Market Exposure and Endogenous Firm Volatility over the Business Cycle

  • conference

    November 2012

    APPAM Fall Research Conference

    The Secular Decline in Business Dynamism in the U.S.

Conference Organization
  • May 2017 | Baton Rouge, LA

    Mid-West Macroeconomics Meeting

    Program Committee

Referee
  • American Economic Review
  • Economic Inquiry
  • Journal of the European Economic Association
  • Journal of Economic Growth
  • Labour Economics
  • National Science Foundation
Professional Affiliation
  • American Economic Association
Last update: May 19, 2017