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Christopher J. Nekarda

Senior Economist

Labor Markets Section

Research and Statistics

202-452-3897
christopher.j.nekarda@frb.gov
Education
  • Ph.D., Economics, University of California - San Diego, 2008
  • A.B., Economics, University of California - Berkeley, 2000
  • Current Research Topics

  • Labor market flows and unemployment dynamics
  • Labor market polarization
    • Senior Economist

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2014 - present
    • Economist

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2009 - 2014
    • Statistical Associate Editor

      Brookings Papers on Economic Activity

    • 2000 - 2002
  • Chung, Hess, Christopher J. Nekarda, and David Ratner (2014). "Updating the Labor Market Conditions Index," FEDS Notes 2014-10-01. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Cortes, Guido Matias, Nir Jaimovich, Christopher J. Nekarda, and Henry E. Siu (2014). "The Micro and Macro of Disappearing Routine Jobs: A Flows Approach," NBER Working Paper 20307. National Bureau of Economic Research.
  • Chung, Hess, Bruce Fallick, Christopher J. Nekarda, and David Ratner (2014). "Assessing the Change in Labor Market Conditions," FEDS Notes 2014-05-22. 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.).
  • Barnichon, Regis, and Christopher J. Nekarda (2012). "The Ins and Outs of Forecasting Unemployment: Using Labor Force Flows to Forecast the Labor Market," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Fall, pp. 83-117.
  • Barnichon, Regis, and Christopher J. Nekarda (2013). "The Ins and Outs of Forecasting Unemployment: Using Labor Force Flows to Forecast the Labor Market ," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2013-19. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Nekarda, Christopher J., and Valerie A. Ramey (2013). "The Cyclical Behavior of the Price-Cost Markup," NBER Working Papers 19099. National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  • Nekarda, Christopher J., and Valerie A. Ramey (2011). "Industry Evidence on the Effects of Government Spending," American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 36-59.
  • Nekarda, Christopher J., and Valerie A. Ramey (2010). "Industry Evidence on the Effects of Government Spending," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2010-28. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Nekarda, Christopher J., and Valerie A. Ramey (2010). "Industry Evidence on the Effects of Government Spending," NBER Working Papers 15754. National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  • Nekarda, Christopher J. (2008). "Measuring U.S. Labor Market Dynamics," Ph.D. dissertation, University of California.
  • Fujita, Shigeru, Christopher J. Nekarda, and Garey Ramey (2007). "The Cyclicality of Worker Flows: New Evidence from the SIPP," Working Papers 07-5. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

Referee

  • American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics
  • International Economic Review
  • Journal of Applied Econometrics
  • Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control
  • Journal of the European Economic Association
  • Journal of Monetary Economics
  • Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking
  • Quarterly Journal of Economics
  • Review of Economics and Statistics
  • and various other journals

Professional Affiliation

  • Member, American Economic Association
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Last update: December 8, 2014