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Ralf R. Meisenzahl

Economist

Financial Studies Section

Research and Statistics

202-912-7997
ralf.r.meisenzahl@frb.gov
Education
  • Ph.D., Economics, Northwestern University, 2010
  • M.A., Economics, Northwestern University, 2005
  • Diplom, Economics, University of Mannheim, 2004
  • Current Research Topics

  • Credit Line Usage and Availability in the Crisis
  • Private Placements and Investment
    • Economist

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2010 - present
  • Meisenzahl, Ralf R., and Joel Mokyr (2012). "The Rate and Direction of Invention in the British Industrial Revolution: Incentives and Institutions," in Lerner, Josh, Scott Stern eds., The Rate and Direction of Inventive Activity Revisited, Chapter 9. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 443-479.
  • Edge, Rochelle M., and Ralf R. Meisenzahl (2011). "The Unreliability of Credit-to-GDP Ratio Gaps in Real Time: Implications for Countercyclical Capital Buffers," International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 261-298.
  • Meisenzahl, Ralf R., Bent Nowack, Michael Reinhard, Hans-Guenther Vieweg, and Alfons Weichenrieder (2003). Financial markets, corporate governance and information technologies. Muenchen: ifo Beitraege zur Wirtschaftsforschung.
  • Berrospide, Jose M., Ralf Meisenzahl, and Briana D. Sullivan (2012). "Credit Line use and Availability in the Financial Crisis: The Importance of Hedging," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2012-27. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Meisenzahl, Ralf R., and Joel Mokyr (2011). "The Rate and Direction of Invention in the British Industrial Revolution: Incentives and Institutions," NBER Working Paper 16993. National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  • Meisenzahl, Ralf R. (2011). "Verifying the State of Financing Constraints: Evidence from U.S. Business Credit Contracts," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2011-04. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • conference

    2013

    FDIC, DNB, RTF Workshop (Vienna), Federal Reserve System's Applied Micro Conference

    The Real Effects of Credit Line Drawdowns

  • seminar

    2013

    Northwestern University

    Organization Matters: Trade Union Behavior during Peace and War

  • conference

    2012/13

    FMA, European Meeting of the Econometric Society, ECB, BIS, Royal Economic Society, University of Muenster

    Credit Line Use and Availability in the Financial Crisis: The Importance of Hedging

  • conference

    2011-13

    EBC-DNB, AEA, EEA, FIRS, FMA, Society of Computational Economics, ifo institute, Exeter, Royal Holloway, Mainz

    Verifying the State of Financing Constraints: Evidence from U.S. Business Credit Contracts

  • seminar

    2011/12

    Federal Reserve's "Day-Ahead" Conference, Reserve Bank of Australia, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, RTF Workshop (Mexico City)

    The Unreliability of Credit-to-GDP Ratio Gaps in Real-Time: Implications for Countercyclical Capital Buffers

  • conference

    2011

    Conference in Honor of Joel Mokyr

    How Britain Lost Its Competitive Edge: Competence in the Second Industrial Revolution

  • conference

    2011

    Royal Economic Society Meeting

    Can Financing Constraints Explain the Evolution of the Firm Size Distribution: New Evidence from U.S. Small Businesses

  • conference

    2010/11

    NBER Conference, "The Rate and Direction of Inventive Activity: A New Agenda", University of Luxembourg

    The Rate and Direction of Invention in the British Industrial Revolution: Incentives and Institutions

  • discussion

    2013

    Chicago Fed-Northwestern Macro Graduate Alumni Conference

    Discussion of "Growth and Fiscal Policy: A Positive Theory" by Barseghyan and Battaglini

  • discussion

    2011

    Financial Management Association Meeting

    Discussion of "Equity Short Interest and the Cost of Corporate Debt" by Ertuk and Nejadmaleyeri

  • discussion

    2011

    Financial Management Association Meeting

    Discussion of "Financial Shocks and Firm Performance: Evidence from Systemic Banking Crises" by Aivazian, Rahaman, and Sun

  • discussion

    2011

    Financial Intermediation Research Society Meeting

    Discussion of "Capital Structure and the Redeployability of Tangible Assets" by Campello and Giambona

  • discussion

    2010

    Financial Management Association Meeting

    Discussion of "Returns to Retail Banking and Payments" by Hasan, Schmiedel, and Song

Referee

  • Macroeconomic Dynamics
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Last update: December 9, 2013