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202-736-5625
jeffrey.p.thompson@frb.gov
Education
  • Ph.D., Economics, Syracuse University, 2009
  • Current Research Topics

  • Income Distribution
  • Economic Impacts of Taxes and Public Investments
    • Economist

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2012 - present
    • Assistant Research Professor

      University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Political Economy Research Institute

    • 2009 - 2012
  • Thompson, Jeffrey P., Salvatore Morelli, and Timothy Smeeding (Forthcoming). "Post-1970 Trends in within-Country Inequality and Poverty," The Handbook of Income Distribution.
  • Choi, Hyun-Soo, Harrison Hong, Jeffrey Kubik, and Jeffrey P. Thompson (2014). "When Real Estate is the Only Game in Town," NBER Working Papers 19798. National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  • Thompson, Jeffrey P., and Gustavo Suarez (2014). "Recent Trends in Wealth of Minority Groups in the United States: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances," The Minority Report issue 6. Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession.
  • Thompson, Jeffrey P., and Timothy Smeeding (2014). Income inequality since the great recession. California: National Report Card on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality.
  • Thompson, Jeffrey P., Hyunsoo Choi, Harrison Hong, and Jeffrey Kubik (2014). "When Real Estate is the Only Game in Town," Working Paper 19798. National Bureau of Economic Research.
  • Thompson, Jeffrey P., and Shawn M. Rohlin (2013). "The Effect of State and Local Sales Taxes on Employment at State Borders," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2013-49. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Thompson, Jeffrey P., and Timothy M. Smeeding (2013). "Inequality and Poverty in the United States: The Aftermath of the Great Recession," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2013-51. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Thompson, Jeffrey P., and Elias Leight (2012). "Do Rising Top Income Shares Affect the Incomes Or Earnings of Low and Middle-Income Families?" Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2012-76. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Thompson, Jeffrey P., and Elias Leight (2012). "Do Rising Top Income Shares Affect the Incomes Or Earnings of Low and Middle-Income Families?" B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 1-36.
  • Thompson, Jeffrey P., and Shawn Rohlin (2012). "The Effect of Sales Taxes on Employment: New Evidence from Cross-Border Panel Data Analysis," National Tax Journal, vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 1023-1042.
  • Smeeding, Timothy M., and Jeffrey P. Thompson (2011). "Recent Trends in Income Inequality: Labor, Wealth and More Complete Measures of Income," in Immervoll, Herwig, Andreas Peichl and Konstantinos Tatsiramos eds., Who Loses in the Downturn? Economic Crisis, Employment and Income Distribution Research in Labor Economics, Vol. 32. Bingley, U.K.: Emerald, pp. 1-50.
  • Thompson, Jeffrey P., and Tim Smeeding (Forthcoming). "US Country Case Study," in Jenkins, Stephen, Andrea Brandolini, John Micklewright and Brian Nolan eds., The Great Recession and the Distribution of Household Income. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Thompson, Jeffrey P., Tim Smeeding, Asaf Levanon, and Esra Burak (2011). "Income, Inequality, and Poverty Over the Early Stages of the Great Recession," in Grusky, David, Bruce Western and Christopher Wimer eds., The Great Recession, Oct Ed. , pp. 82-126.
  • Fitzpatrick, Katie, and Jeffrey P. Thompson (2010). "The Interaction of Metropolitan Cost-of-Living and the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit: One Size Fits all?" National Tax Journal, vol. 63, no. 3, pp. 419-445.
  • Thompson, Jeffrey P. (2009). "Using Local Labor Market Data to Re-Examine the Employment Effects of the Minimum Wage," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, vol. 62, no. 3, pp. 343-366.
  • conference

    August 2013

    Joint Statistical Meetings, Montreal Canada

    The Aftermath of the Great Recess: Inequality and Poverty in the US

  • discussion

    May 1, 2013

    Investment Company Institute Research Committee Meeting

    The Changing Demography of Wealth

  • conference

    April 4, 2013

    Handbook of Income Distribution, Volume 2 author's conference Paris, FR

    Post-1970 Trends in Within-Country Inequality and Poverty

  • conference

    April 12, 2013

    Population Association of America 2013 Conference, New Orleans, LA

    The Changing Demography of Wealth

  • conference

    January 2013

    ASSA Labor & Employment Relations Association Session

    Inequality and Poverty in the Great Recession: The Extent and the Distribution of Mitigation through Taxes and Transfers

  • seminar

    August 29, 2012

    MeCS brown bag seminar

    Does education loan debt influence household financial distress? An initial assessment using the 2007-09 SCF Panel

  • conference

    May 18, 2012

    National Tax Association Spring Symposium

    The Effect of Sales Taxes on Employment: New Evidence from Cross-Border Panel Data Analysis

  • discussion

    March 28, 2011

    UMASS/Boston Globe Panel Discussion

    Recovering from the Recession

  • seminar

    October 6, 2010

    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's New England Study Group seminar series

    Prioritizing Approaches to Economic Development in New England: Skills, Infrastructure, and Tax Incentives

  • conference

    February 2010

    OECD/IZA conference "Economic Crisis, Rising Unemployment and Policy Responses: What Does It Mean for the Income Distribution?"

    Recent Trends in Income from Wealth and Income from Labor: Stocks, Flows and More Complete Measures of Well Being

  • conference

    November 2008

    National Tax Association Conference

    Cost of living and the EITC

  • conference

    December 2011

    Economic Perspectives on State and Local Taxes - Lincoln Institute for Land Policy

    Prioritizing Approaches to Economic Development

  • conference

    January 2014

    Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality "National Report Card"

    Income Inequality Since the Great Recession

  • conference

    November 2013

    National Tax Association Annual Conference

    The Effects of State and Local Sales Taxes on Employment

Awards

  • 2011

    National Tax Journal

    Musgrave Prize

Referee

  • National Tax Journal
  • Research in Labor Economics
  • Journal of Human Resources
  • Contemporary Economic Policy
  • Economics Bulletin
  • Fiscal Studies
  • Journal of Economic Inequality
  • Political Behavior
  • Economic Inquiry
  • USDA ERS FAANRP peer reviewer for competitive grant program

Professional Affiliation

  • American Economics Association
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