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William F. Bassett

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, Brown University, 1999
  • M.A., Economics, Brown University, 1996
  • B.S., Economics, Rensslaer Polytechnic Institute, 1992
Current Research Topics
  • Links Between Bank Capital, Lending, and Growth
  • Stress Testing
  • Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    1999 - present
  • Assistant Economist

    Federal Reserve Bank of New York

    1992 - 1995
  • Enhancing Stress Tests by Adding Macroprudential Elements
    William F. Bassett and David E. Rappoport
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2022)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2022.022
  • Government Support of Banks and Bank Lending
    William Bassett, Selva Demiralp, and Nathan Lloyd
    Journal of Banking & Finance (2020)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2017.07.010
  • The Impact of Post Stress Tests Capital on Bank Lending
    William F. Bassett and Jose M. Berrospide
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2018)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2018.087
  • Assessing Targeted Macroprudential Financial Regulation: The Case of the 2006 Commercial Real Estate Guidance for Banks
    William F. Bassett and W. Blake Marsh
    Journal of Financial Stability (2017)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfs.2016.06.001
    See also » FRB Working Paper (2014)
  • Using Insured Deposits to Refine Estimates of the Large Bank Funding Advantage
    William F. Bassett
    Journal of Law, Finance, and Accounting (2016)
    https://doi.org/10.1561/108.00000003
  • Credit-to-GDP Trends and Gaps by Lender-and Credit-type
    William F. Bassett, Ainsley Daigle, Rochelle Mary Edge, and Gazi Ishak Kara
    FEDS Notes (2015)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.1653
  • Estimating Changes in Supervisory Standards and Their Economic Effects
    William F. Bassett, Seung Jung Lee, and Thomas Popeck Spiller
    Journal of Banking & Finance (2015)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2015.07.010
    See also » FRB Working Paper (2012)
  • Relation Between Levels and Changes in Lending Standards Reported by Banks in the Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices
    William F. Bassett and Marcelo Rezende
    FEDS Notes (2015)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.1478
  • Changes in Bank Lending Standards and the Macroeconomy
    William F. Bassett, Mary Beth Chosak, John C. Driscoll, and Egon Zakrajšek
    Journal of Monetary Economics (2014)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmoneco.2013.12.005
    See also » FRB Working Paper (2013)
  • Improving Our Ability to Monitor Bank Lending
    William F. Bassett, Simon Gilchrist, Gretchen C. Weinbach, and Egon Zakrajšek
    Risk Topography: Systemic Risk and Macro Modeling (2014)
  • What Drives the Persistent Competitiveness of Small Banks?
    William F. Bassett and Thomas Brady
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2008)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2002.28
  • Profits and Balance Sheet Developments at U.S. Commercial Banks in 2007
    William Bassett and Thomas King
    Federal Reserve Bulletin (2008)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/bulletin.2008.94-6
  • Medicaid's Nursing Home Coverage and Asset Transfers
    William F. Bassett
    Public Finance Review (2007)
    See also » FRB Working Paper (2004)
  • Recent Developments in Business Lending by Commercial Banks
    William F. Bassett and Egon Zakrajšek
    Federal Reserve Bulletin (2003)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/bulletin.2003.89-12
  • Profits and Balance Sheet Developments at U.S. Commercial Banks in 2001
    William F. Basset and Mark Carlson
    Federal Reserve Bulletin (2002)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/bulletin.2002.88-6
  • Profits and Balance Sheet Developments at U.S. Commercial Banks in 2000
    William F. Bassett and Egon Zakrajšek
    Federal Reserve Bulletin (2001)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/bulletin.2001.87-6
  • Probability Limits: Are Subjective Assessments Adequately Accurate?
    William F. Bassett and Robin L. Lumsdaine
    Journal of Human Resources (2001)
    https://doi.org/10.2307/3069662
  • The Economic Performance of Small Banks, 1985-2000
    William F. Bassett and Thomas F. Brady
    Federal Reserve Bulletin (2001)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/bulletin.2001.87-11
  • Profits and Balance Sheet Developments at U.S. Commercial Banks in 1999
    William F. Bassett and Egon Zakrajšek
    Federal Reserve Bulletin (2000)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/bulletin.2000.86-6
  • Income Distribution, Government Transfers, and the Problem of Unequal Influence
    William F. Bassett, John P. Burkett, and Louis Putterman
    European Journal of Political Economy (1999)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/S0176-2680(99)00004-X
  • Medicaid, Financial Transfers, and Expectations of the Elderly
    William F. Bassett III
    Brown University (1999)
  • How Workers Use 401(k) Plans: The Participation, Contribution, and Withdrawal Decisions
    William F. Bassett, Michael J. Fleming, and Anthony P. Rodrigues
    National Tax Journal (1998)
  • Risk Management by Structured Derivative Product Companies
    Eli M. Remolona, William Bassett, and In Sun Geoum
    Economic Policy Review (1996)
Last update: July 25, 2022