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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 - present
  • Economist

    Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau

    2011 - 2015
  • Cajner, Tomaz, Leland Crane, Ryan Decker, Adrian Hamins-Puertolas, Christopher Kurz, and Tyler Radler (2018). "Using Payroll Processor Microdata to Measure Aggregate Labor Market Activity," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2018-005. Washington: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Curtis, E. Mark, and Ryan A. Decker (2018). "Entrepreneurship and State Taxation," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2018-003. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Decker, Ryan A., John Haltiwanger, Ron S. Jarmin, and Javier Miranda (2018). "Changing Business Dynamism and Productivity: Shocks vs. Responsiveness," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2018-007. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Barnatchez, Keith, Leland D. Crane, and Ryan A. Decker (2017). "An Assessment of the National Establishment Time Series (NETS) Database," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2017-110. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Bayard, Kimberly, Ryan Decker, and Charles Gilbert (2017). "Natural Disasters and the Measurement of Industrial Production: Hurricane Harvey, a Case Study," FEDS Notes 2017-10-11. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Decker, Ryan A., John Haltiwanger, Ron S. Jarmin, and Javier Miranda (2017). "Declining Dynamism, Allocative Efficiency, and the Productivity Slowdown," American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, vol. 107, no. 5, pp. 322-326.
  • 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, 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.
  • Decker, Ryan A., John C. Haltiwanger, Ron S. Jarmin, and Javier Miranda (2018). "Changing Business Dynamism and Productivity: Shocks vs. Responsiveness," NBER Working Paper, no. 24236. National Bureau of Economic Research.
  • 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., John Haltiwanger, Ron S. Jarmin, and Javier Miranda (2017). "Declining Dynamism, Allocative Efficiency, and the Productivity Slowdown," Working Papers 17-17. Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau.
  • 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.
  • seminar

    October 2018

    University of Hong Kong

    Firm Dynamics and Local Economic Shocks: Evidence from the Shale Oil and Gas Boom

  • seminar

    October 2018

    Singapore Management University

    Firm Dynamics and Local Economic Shocks: Evidence from the Shale Oil and Gas Boom

  • discussion

    September 2018

    Economic History Association annual meeting

    The Impact of Business Cycle Conditions on Firm Dynamics and Composition: Enterprise Entry and Exit in Egypt, 1911-48.

  • conference

    August 2018

    JPMCC New Directions in Commodities Research Symposium

    Firm Dynamics and Local Economic Shocks: Evidence from the Shale Oil and Gas Boom

  • conference

    July 2018

    NBER Summer Institute (Entrepreneurship group)

    Firm Dynamics and Local Economic Shocks: Evidence from the Shale Oil and Gas Boom

  • conference

    June 2018

    OECD/Bank of Canada Global Forum on Productivity

    Changing Business Dynamism and Productivity: Shocks vs. Responsiveness

  • conference

    June 2018

    IFN Stockholm Entrepreneurship and Innovation Workshop

    Firm Dynamics and Local Economic Shocks: Evidence from the Shale Oil and Gas Boom

  • seminar

    May 2018

    Union College

    Firm Dynamics and Local Economic Shocks: Evidence from the Shale Oil and Gas Boom

  • seminar

    March 2018

    National Association of Realtors

    Entrepreneurship and State Taxation

  • seminar

    February 2018

    George Mason University applied micro group

    Firm Dynamics and Local Economic Shocks: Evidence from the Shale Oil and Gas Boom

  • conference

    January 2018

    Kenan Institute Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Conference

    Young Firms in the U.S.

  • discussion

    January 2018

    ASSA

    High Growth Entrepreneurship

  • conference

    January 2018

    ASSA

    Firm Dynamics and Local Economic Shocks: Evidence from the Shale Oil and Gas Boom

  • seminar

    October 2017

    Brigham Young University

    Changing Business Dynamism and Productivity: Shocks vs. Responsiveness

  • conference

    September 2017

    Federal Reserve System Energy Meeting

    Firm Dynamics and Local Economic Shocks: Evidence from the Shale Oil and Gas Boom

  • conference

    May 2017

    UNC IDEA workshop

    Changing Business Dynamism and Productivity: Shocks vs. Responsiveness

  • conference

    May 2017

    Midwest Macroeconomics Group Spring Conference

    Changing Business Dynamism and Productivity: Shocks vs. Responsiveness

  • conference

    May 2017

    NBER State Business Taxation workshop

    Entrepreneurship and State Policy

  • conference

    November 2016

    Southern Economic Association meetings

    Entrepreneurship and State Policy

  • conference

    October 2016

    NBER Entrepreneurship & Economic Growth conference

    Entrepreneurship and State Policy

  • discussion

    June 2016

    AREUEA National Conference

    Discussion: Local Labor Market Shocks and Residential Mortgage Payments: Evidence from Shale Oil and Gas Boom

  • 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
  • AEJ: Economic Policy
  • AEJ: Macroeconomics
  • AER: Insights
  • American Economic Review
  • Canadian Journal of Economics
  • Economic Inquiry
  • Economic Journal
  • Economics Letters
  • Energy Economics
  • Energy Journal
  • European Economic Review
  • International Economic Review
  • Journal of Applied Econometrics
  • Journal of Economic Growth
  • Journal of the European Economic Association
  • Journal of Macroeconomics
  • Labour Economics
  • National Science Foundation
  • Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
  • Quarterly Journal of Economics
  • Rand Journal of Economics
  • Regional Science and Urban Economics
  • Research Policy
  • Review of Economic Dynamics
  • Review of Financial Studies
  • Small Business Economics
  • Sustainability
  • U.S. Census Bureau/FSRDC proposals
Professional Affiliation
  • American Economic Association
Last update: December 6, 2018