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William B. Peterman

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of California - San Diego, 2011
  • B.A., Mathematics and Economics, Emory University, 2003
Current Research Topics
  • Sources of income inequality in life cycle models
  • Efficiency equity tradeoff of carbon taxes
  • Principle Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2017 - present
  • Senior Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2015 - 2017
  • Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2011 - 2015
  • Blandin, Adam, and William B. Peterman (2019). "Taxing Capital? The Importance of How Human Capital is Accumulated," European Economic Review, vol. 119, pp. 482-508.
  • Peterman, William B., and Kamila Sommer (2019). "How Well Did Social Security Mitigate the Effects of the Great Recession?" International Economic Review, vol. 60, no. 3, pp. 1433-1466.
  • Peterman, William B., and Kamila Sommer (forthcoming). "A Historical Welfare Analysis of Social Security: Whom Did the Program Benefit?" Quantitative Economics.
  • Fried, Stephie, Kevin Novan, and William Peterman (2019). "The Green Dividend Dilemma: Carbon Dividends Versus Double-Dividends," FEDS Notes 2019-03-08. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Cashin, David, Jamie Lenney, Byron Lutz, and William Peterman (2018). "Fiscal Policy and Aggregate Demand in the USA Before, During and Following the Great Recession," International Tax and Public Finance, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 1519-1558.
  • Fried, Stephie, Kevin Novan, and William B. Peterman (2018). "The Distributional Effects of a Carbon Tax on Current and Future Generations," Review of Economic Dynamics, vol. 30, pp. 30-46.
  • Peterman, William B., and Erick Sager (2018). "Optimal Public Debt with Life Cycle Motives," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2018-028. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Cashin, David, Jamie Lenney, Byron Lutz, and William Peterman (2017). "Fiscal Policy and Aggregate Demand in the U.S. Before, During and Following the Great Recession," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2017-061. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Fried, Stephie, Kevin Novan, and William B. Peterman (2016). "The Distributional Effects of a Carbon Tax on Current and Future Generations," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2016-038. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Peterman, William B. (2016). "Reconciling Micro and Macro Estimates of the Frisch Labor Supply Elasticity," Economic inquiry, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 100-120.
  • Peterman, William B. (2016). "The Effect of Endogenous Human Capital Accumulation on Optimal Taxation," Review of Economic Dynamics, vol. 21, pp. 46-71.
  • Peterman, William B. (2015). "Taxing Capital? The Importance of How Human Capital is Accumulated," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2015-117. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Peterman, William B., and Kamila Sommer (2015). "A Historical Welfare Analysis of Social Security: Whom Did the Program Benefit?" Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2015-092. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Peterman, William B., and Kamila Sommer (2014). "How Well did Social Security Mitigate the Effects of the Great Recession?" Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2014-13. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Peterman, William B. (2013). "Determining the Motives for a Positive Optimal Tax on Capital," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 265-295.
  • Peterman, William B. (2012). "Reconciling Micro and Macro Estimates of the Frisch Labor Supply Elasticity," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2012-75. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Peterman, William B. (2012). "An Extensive Look at Taxes: How does Endogenous Retirement Affect Optimal Taxation?" Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2012-28. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Peterman, William B. (2012). "The Effect of Endogenous Human Capital Accumulation on Optimal Taxation," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2012-03. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Peterman, William B. (2011). "Determining the Motives for a Positive Optimal Tax on Capital," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2011-55. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Bauer, Andrew, Nicholas Haltom, and William Peterman (2004). "Decomposing Inflation," Economic Review, vol. 89, no. 1, pp. 39-51.
  • Bauer, Andrew, Nicholas Haltom, and William Peterman (2004). "Examining Contributions to Core Consumer Inflation Measures," Working Paper 2004-7. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
Referee
  • Journal of Public Economics
  • American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics
  • Journal of Macroeconomics
  • Economic Journal
  • Macroeconomic Dynamics
  • Journal of Public Economic Theory
  • European Economic Review
  • Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control
Last update: September 23, 2019