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Elmar Mertens

Senior Economist

Monetary Studies Section

Monetary Affairs


elmar.mertens@frb.gov
Education
  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Lausanne, 2007
  • Diplom, Economics / Finance and Capital Markets, University of St. Gallen, 2000
  • Current Research Topics

  • Trend Inflation
  • Monetary Policy under Imperfect Information
    • Senior Economist

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2013 - present
    • Economist

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2008 - 2013
    • Lecturer

      Study Center Gerzensee

    • 2007 - 2008
    • Consultant

      McKinsey & Company

    • 2000 - 2001
    • Trainee

      Deutsche Bank

    • 1994 - 1996
  • Kurmann, Andre, and Elmar Mertens (2014). "Stock Prices, News, and Economic Fluctuations: Comment," American Economic Review, vol. 104, no. 4, pp. 1439-1445.
  • Garnier, Christine, Elmar Mertens, and Edward Nelson (2013). "Trend Inflation in Advanced Economies," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2013-74. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Kurmann, Andre, and Elmar Mertens (2013). "Stock Prices, News, and Economic Fluctuations: Comment," Finance and Economics Discussion Papers 2013-08. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Mertens, Elmar (2012). "Are Spectral Estimators Useful for Long-Run Restrictions in SVARs?" Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, vol. 36, no. 12, pp. 1831-1844.
  • Mertens, Elmar (2010). "Structural Shocks and the Comovements between Output and Interest Rates," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 1171-1186.
  • Bacchetta, Philippe, Elmar Mertens, and Eric van Wincoop (2009). "Predictability in Financial Markets: What do Survey Expectations Tell Us?" Journal of International Money and Finance, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 406-426.
  • Mertens, Elmar (2011). "Measuring the Level and Uncertainty of Trend Inflation," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2011-42. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Mertens, Elmar (2010). "Are Spectral Estimators Useful for Implementing Long-Run Restrictions in SVARs?" Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2010-09. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Mertens, Elmar (2010). "Managing Beliefs about Monetary Policy Under Discretion," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2010-11. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Mertens, Elmar (2010). "Structural Shocks and the Comovements between Output and Interest Rates," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2010-21. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • conference

    June 29, 2012

    Computing in Economics and Finance, Prague

    Measuring the Level and Uncertainty of Trend Inflation

  • conference

    July 10, 2012

    NBER Summer Insittute, Forecasting & Empirical Methods in Macroeconomics & Finance Workshop

    Measuring the Level and Uncertainty of Trend Inflation

  • conference

    September 6, 2012

    31st CIRET Conference, Vienna

    Measuring the Level and Uncertainty of Trend Inflation

  • conference

    September 21, 2012

    8th Dynare Conference, Swiss National Bank, Zurich

    Managing Beliefs about Monetary Policy under Discretion

  • discussion

    October 5, 2012

    Conference on Real-Time Data Analysis, Methods , and Applications; Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

    Discussion of Nason & Smith's "Reverse Filtering U.S. Inflation with Sticky Professional Forecasts"

  • conference

    May 10, 2013

    System Committee on International Economic Analysis, Washington D.C.

    Trend Inflation in Advanced Economies

Awards

  • 2012

    Fundacao Getulio Vargas

    Isaac Kerstenetzky Award, Honorable Mention

Referee

  • American Economic Review
  • Review of Economics and Statistics
  • Journal of Monetary Economics
  • Journal of the European Economic Association
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Last update: December 8, 2014