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Tomaz Cajner

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2012
Current Research Topics
  • Labor Force Participation Rate
  • Nontraditional (Big) Data and Economic Measurement
  • Group Manager

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2019 - present
  • Principal Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2018 - 2019
  • Senior Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2015 - 2018
  • Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2012 - 2015
  • Cajner, Tomaz, Leland D. Crane, Ryan A. Decker, John Grigsby, Adrian Hamins-Puertolas, Erik Hurst, Christopher Kurz, and Ahu Yildirmaz (2020). "The US Labor Market during the Beginning of the Pandemic Recession," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Summer 2020, Special Edition, pp. 3-33.
  • Cairó, Isabel, and Tomaz Cajner (2018). "Human Capital and Unemployment Dynamics: Why More Educated Workers Enjoy Greater Employment Stability," Economic Journal, vol. 128, no. 609, pp. 652-682.
  • Aaronson, Stephanie, Tomaz Cajner, Bruce Fallick, Felix Galbis-Reig, Christopher Smith, and William Wascher (2014). "Labor Force Participation: Recent Developments and Future Prospects," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Fall, pp. 197-255.
  • Cajner, Tomaz, Leland D. Crane, Ryan A. Decker, Adrian Hamins-Puertolas, and Christopher Kurz (forthcoming). "Improving the Accuracy of Economic Measurement with Multiple Data Sources: The Case of Payroll Employment Data, in Katharine G. Abraham, Ron S. Jarmin, Brian Moyer, and Matthew D. Shapiro (eds.), Big Data for 21st Century Economic Statistics, NBER Book Series Studies in Income and Wealth. The University of Chicago Press.
  • Cajner, Tomaz, John Coglianese, and Joshua Montes (2021). "The Long-Lived Cyclicality of the Labor Force Participation Rate," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2021-047. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Cajner, Tomaz, Leland D. Crane, Ryan A. Decker, John Grigsby, Adrian Hamins-Puertolas, Erik Hurst, Christopher Kurz, and Ahu Yildirmaz (2020). "The U.S. Labor Market during the Beginning of the Pandemic Recession," NBER Working Paper No. 27159. The National Bureau of Economic Research.
  • Cajner, Tomaz, Andrew Figura, Brendan M. Price, David Ratner, and Alison Weingarden (2020). "Reconciling Unemployment Claims with Job Losses in the First Months of the COVID-19 Crisis," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2020-055. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Cajner, Tomaz, Leland D. Crane, Ryan A. Decker, Adrian Hamins-Puertolas, and Christopher Kurz (2020). "Tracking Labor Market Developments during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Preliminary Assessment," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2020-030. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Cajner, Tomaz, Leland D. Crane, Ryan A. Decker, Adrian Hamins-Puertolas, and Christopher Kurz (2019). "Improving the Accuracy of Economic Measurement with Multiple Data Sources: The Case of Payroll Employment Data," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2019-065. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • 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.).
  • Cajner, Tomaz, Tyler Radler, David Ratner, and Ivan Vidangos (2017). "Racial Gaps in Labor Market Outcomes in the Last Four Decades and over the Business Cycle," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2017-071. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Cajner, Tomaz, Leland D. Crane, Ryan A. Decker, Adrian Hamins-Puertolas, and Christopher Kurz (2019). "Tracking the Labor Market with "Big Data"," FEDS Notes 2019-09-20. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Cajner, Tomaz, and David D. Ratner (2016). "A Cautionary Note on the Help Wanted Online Data," FEDS Notes 2016-06-23. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Cajner, Tomaz, and David Ratner (2014). "The Recent Decline in Long-Term Unemployment," FEDS Notes 2014-07-21. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Cajner, Tomaz, Dennis Mawhirter, Christopher J. Nekarda, and David Ratner (2014). "Why is Involuntary Part-Time Work Elevated?" FEDS Notes 2014-04-14. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
Last update: August 9, 2021